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May 15, 2020 (Updated: May 15, 2020)
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Not Own-Voices and has a Colonialist Narrative

Unfortunately, The Seventh Sun is my biggest bookish disappointment of the year. And *whispers* it is not an Own Voices book. As a history lover, particularly about my own culture (I am Mexican and I live in Mexico), The Seventh...

May 13, 2020 (Updated: May 13, 2020)
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5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
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5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Beautiful biography about the story behind Paddington Bear

More than Marmalade is such a PRECIOUS book. It’s rare that I read a book in one sitting nowadays (due to lack of time!) but I managed to get some free time earlier today and decided to start this biography — and what a perfect read it was! ...

February 02, 2019
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5.0
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5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
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5.0
Epic Duology Finale!

If you loved Reign of the Fallen, you will LOVE Song of the Dead. This book picks up right where Reign of the Fallen ends. Odessa is on board a ship to visit as many places as possible in honor of Evander, her former boyfriend and friend...

September 26, 2018
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
An Epic Fantasy Adventure!

Julie Kagawa NEVER disappoints. As a fan who has been following her writing since The Iron Fey series came out, I can truly say that each new work PROVES why she is one of my top favorite authors. Shadow of the Fox is the first installment in a new...

August 15, 2018
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Hilarious and Creepy!

I am NOT a Horror fan. I am a big scaredy cat when it comes to the genre, be it books or movies, but let me tell you -- I'm so glad I gave Scream All Night a chance! This book is hilariously creepy. Set in a Castle where...

June 19, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
Wonderful Worldbuilding!

Ahhh, Esme's Wish turned out to be far better than what I imagined! Author Elizabeth Foster created a wonderful world and storyline full of magic, adventure, and friendship. You certainly don't want to miss this amazing read! What I Liked: This book gave...

June 10, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
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5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
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5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Wonderfully Dangerous!

I LOVE THIS BOOK. Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf is the stunning beginning to a wonderfully dangerous YA Fantasy series that certainly came in to steal readers' hearts! What I Loved: One of my favorite aspects about Bring Me Their Hearts is...

June 08, 2018 (Updated: June 08, 2018)
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4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
A GOOD Supervillain's Adventure!

How to Be a Supervillain: Born to Be Good turned out to be such a fun read! It's about a GOOD supervillain who is tired of living the super life and is considering to become a librarian (despite everyone's protest) but before he even tries, he gets pulled into another...

June 02, 2018
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5.0
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5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
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5.0
Uniquely Fantastic!

The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik is just what its title promises--strange and fascinating! It's the kind of gripping read that instantly makes you want to keep reading non-stop and wishing you could somehow become friends with all of the amazing characters. I must confess that thinking...

April 20, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Enchanting Read!

Everless was my first read of the year and I do indeed feel guilty for reviewing it just now. The guilt comes with the fact that this turned out to be an AMAZING read for me, and as a book reviewer, I should 130% shout into the void until my...

April 16, 2018
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5.0
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5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Stunning Conclusion!

Prepare yourself, Winter Glass is set to destroy all the feels! This stunning conclusion full of sisterly love, romance, and magic had me flipping pages non-stop... and agonizing over a conclusion I never wished to come. What I Liked: When I first read Spindle...

April 09, 2018
Overall rating 
 
4.0
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4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
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4.0
Young Adult Fiction
Downton Abbey with Zombies!

It's been a long time since I had read a zombie novel and even more, one as entertaining as Zombie Abbey! Reminiscent to one of my favorite TV shows, Downton Abbey, and one of my all-time favorite novels, Pride and Prejudice -- this novel turned out to be a delight...

March 16, 2018 (Updated: March 16, 2018)
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4.7
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4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Gut-wrenching Book About Loss and Moving On

The Beauty That Remains is a heartbreaking portrayal of loss, grief, and coping. It relates the stories of Autumn, Logan, and Shay, as they are left trying to pick up the shattered pieces of their hearts with the loss of their best friend, ex-boyfriend, and twin sister. ...

March 08, 2018
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
YA Contemporary at Its Best!

Where I Live has won its place in my all-time favorite YA Contemporary books list and I don't think I'll ever stop showering it with praise. From the first page Linden Rose captured my heart and I constantly found myself wanting to hug her and to somehow pluck her out...

February 22, 2018 (Updated: February 22, 2018)
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4.0
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4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
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4.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Heartbreaking But Also Uplifting Tale About Alzheimer's Disease

The first thing that popped into my mind when I read No Sad Song's synopsis was: this sounds familiar. It's not that I have lived the same experience as the main character, but I found his situation to be relatable to my own with one of my grandparents, which made...

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