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Review: 30-Second Literature by Ella Berthoud

Title: 30-Second Literature: The 50 most important forms, genres and styles, each explained in half a minute Author: Ella Berthoud Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Ivy Press Date published: March 3rd, 2020 Format: eBook Page Count: 160 Rating: 4/5 Thank you NetGalley and Ivy Press for this ARC in exchange for an honest review! 30-Second Literature, in short, is… Continue reading Review: 30-Second Literature by Ella Berthoud

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Review: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Title: Daisy Jones and the Six Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Ballantine Books Date published: March 5th 2019 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 355 Rating: 4/5 Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band's album Aurora came to define the rock 'n' roll era of the late seventies, and an entire generation of girls wanted… Continue reading Review: Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Review: Finale by Stephanie Garber

Title: Finale (Caraval #3) Author: Stephanie Garber Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance Publisher: Flatiron Books Date published: May 7th 2019 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 478 Rating: 4/5 A love worth fighting for. A dream worth dying for. An ending worth waiting for. It’s been two months since the Fates were freed from a deck of cards, two… Continue reading Review: Finale by Stephanie Garber

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Review: Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink

Title: Welcome to Night Vale Author: Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor Genre: Science-fiction, Humor Publisher: Harper Perennial Date published: October 20th, 2015 Format: Hard Cover Page Count: 401 Time: 12 hours Rating: 4/5   Night Vale citizens are proud of how unusual they are. Whether it’s the secret police that listen and note down the citizens' every word action, or… Continue reading Review: Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink

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Review: How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg

Title: How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking Author: Jordan Ellenberg Genre: Nonfiction, Science Publisher: Penguin Press Date published: May 29th, 2014 Format: Hard Cover Page Count: 480 Rating: 4/5 "When will I ever use algebra in my life?" This is the question that every student has asked before, and is one that… Continue reading Review: How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg

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Review: Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker

Title: Mooncakes Author: Suzanne Walker, Wendy Xu (Artist) Genre: Graphic Novel, LGTBQ Publisher: Lion Forge Date published: October 15th, 2019 Format: Paperback Page Count: 256 Rating: 4/5 A story of love and demons, family and witchcraft. Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. She works at her grandmothers' bookshop, where she helps them… Continue reading Review: Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker

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Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Title: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Author: Matthew Quick Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Date published: August 13th, 2013 Format: Paperback Page Count: 288 Rating: 4/5 Today is Leonard Peacock’s birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his… Continue reading Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

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Review: The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill

Title: The Tea Dragon Festival Author: Katie O'Neill Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy Publisher: Oni Press Date published: September 17, 2019 Format: Paperback Page Count: 347 Rating: 4/5 Rinn has grown up with the Tea Dragons that inhabit their village, but stumbling across a real dragon turns out to be a different matter entirely! Aedhan is a young… Continue reading Review: The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill

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Review: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Title: Long Way Down Author: Jason Reynolds Genre: Poetry, Contemporary Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books Date published: October 24th 2017 Format: Audiobook Page Count: 1 hour 46 minutes Rating: 3.5/5 An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds’s fiercely stunning novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes… Continue reading Review: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

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Review: Albert Einstein: The Poetry of Real by Marwan Kahil

Title: Albert Einstein: The Poetry of Real Author: Marwan Kahil, Manuel Garcia Iglesias (Illustrations) Genre: Graphic Novel, Biography Publisher: NBM Publishing Date published: August 15th 2019 Format: Paperback Page Count: 128 Rating: 4/5 A father offered his son, a five-year-old Albert Einstein, a compass that triggered an irrepressible need to understand the laws of the universe… Continue reading Review: Albert Einstein: The Poetry of Real by Marwan Kahil