The First Nano-notes: Retellings (and many stars!)

Nano-notes

Hey guys! As most of you know, I’ve been posting rather sporadically for the past couple of months. However, I most definitely did not stop reading, and as a result, I’m EXTREMELY behind on my reviews. Since many of the books I read at the time were for the COYER challenge, a lot of them were also review requests and ARCs, so it’s definitely important to me that I do review them. However, even if I reviewed a book every day, it would still take me ages to catch up. And thus, Nano-notes is born! I want to write mini reviews for a group of books in some kind of category, and keep it around 250 words! Today’s topic is….

Retellings: A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston, Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle, Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer Continue reading

All the Bright Places: More accurately, me being a giant mess!

I was here.

~Theodore Finch, All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven collageSee on Loupe

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink. (Goodreads)

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After the End: NOT a post apocalyptic wasteland???

Hallo guys!!! I’m sure you all thought I abandoned you. Evidently, not the case!

Whew! The COYER challenge ended March 3rd, and while I won’t go into much detail now (I plan on writing a post about it soon), it was fantastic, but it threw me into a huge reading… slump-ish thing at the end there. And by association, blogging slump! 😦 So when midnight hit on the start of March 4th, I was prepared with book in hand! Aaaaaand I’ve read three books since then. Fabulous, am I right? So to “ease” myself back into this whole blogging thing (who am I kidding, I’m jumping in feet first!), I thought I’d start with a review of the book that I’ve most recently (read: just) finished: After the End by Amy Plum!

When I thought she was a total nut, it was easy- I didn’t believe a word she said. But now that what she’s saying is starting to make sense, I have no clue what to believe.

~ Amy Plum, After the End

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Puppies and a cutesy romance. Why not?

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Rating: 4/5 Stars

Genre: Young Adult Short Story (Contemporary)

Published: March 10th, 2013

This is a review for the COYER challenge! Continue reading

saving yourself and how to go about doing it

when
someone
offers to
save you
make it
your mission
to
save yourself.
i believe in you.

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Oooh, I love that quote. This is another review for the COYER challenge! It was also my one (and only, oops) review for the Write-On Review-a-thon.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Genre: Young Adult Poetry

Published originally: April 23rd, 2016

Published again: February 14th, 2017

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. Continue reading

A trans protagonist and an ADORABLE romance? YES.

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Rating: 5/5 stars

Genre: LGBT Young Adult Contemporary

Published: May 3rd, 2016

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BOOKWORM CHARACTER ALERT. CLICK ME. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.

“Well, I’ve got to have books.” His tone suggested the slowest of the slow should already understand that.

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Rating: 4/5 stars

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Published: March 3rd, 2015

This is a review for the COYER challenge as well as the January Keyword Reading Challenge. Continue reading