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10 Things I Learned from NetGalley

Recently I've hit a milestone of 50 reviews on NetGalley and am close to reviewing 75 books. It's been a lot of fun reading ARCs and being able to explore so many different genres and books.  I believe that NetGalley is definitely a site that book bloggers should know about. So here, I wanted to… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned from NetGalley

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Review: My Real Name is Hanna by Tara Lynn Masih

Title: My Real Name is Hanna Author: Tara Lynn Masih Type: Fiction Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction Publisher: French Flaps Date published: September 11th 2018 Format: Paperback Page Count: 208 Rating: 4/5 Inspired by real Holocaust events, this poignant debut novel is a powerful coming-of-age story that will resonate with fans of The Book Thief and Between Shades of Gray. Hanna… Continue reading Review: My Real Name is Hanna by Tara Lynn Masih

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Review: When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer

Title: When Elephants Fly Author: Nancy Richardson Fischer Type: Fiction Genre: Young Adult, Adventure Publisher: Harlequin Teen Date published: September 4th 2018 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 400 Source: ARC via Netgalley Rating: 5/5 There are some battles worth fighting even if it means losing yourself. T. Lily Decker is a high school senior with a twelve-year plan: avoid stress, drugs,… Continue reading Review: When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer

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Review: Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Title: Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream Author: Ibtihaj Muhammad, Lori L. Tharps Type: Nonfiction Genre: Memoir, Autobiography Publisher: Hachette Books Date published: July 24th 2018 Format: Digital Copy Page Count: 256 Source: ARC via Netgalley Rating: 5/5 Growing up in New Jersey as the only African American Muslim in hijab in town, at school, and on the… Continue reading Review: Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad

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Review: Ballad for a Mad Girl by Vikki Wakefield

Title: Ballad for a Mad Girl Author: Vikki Wakefield Type: Fiction Genre: Paranormal, Mystery Publisher: Test Publishing Date published: May 29th 2017 Format: digital Page Count: 301 Source: ARC via Netgalley Rating: 3/5 Everyone knows seventeen-year-old Grace Foley is a bit mad. She’s a prankster and a risk-taker, and she’s not afraid of anything—except losing. As part… Continue reading Review: Ballad for a Mad Girl by Vikki Wakefield

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Review: Pride and Prejudice by Stacy King

Title: Pride and Prejudice Author: Stacy King, Po Tse, Jane Austen Type: Graphic Novel Genre: Classics Publisher: Udon Entertainment Date published: August 19, 2014 Format: Digital Page Count: 377 Source: ARC via Netgalley Rating: 4/5 First, I'd like to say that Pride and Prejudice is one of my (probably my only) favourite classics. So when I saw this manga, I didn't hesitate to pick… Continue reading Review: Pride and Prejudice by Stacy King

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Review: A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen

Title: A Taxonomy of Love Author: Rachael Allen Type: Fiction Genre: Contemporary, Teens Publisher: Amulet Books Date published: January 9, 2018 Format: Digital Page Count: 336 Source: ARC via Netgalley Rating: 5/5 The moment Spencer meets Hope the summer before seventh grade, it’s . . . something at first sight. He knows she’s special, possibly even magical. The pair becomes fast friends, climbing trees… Continue reading Review: A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen

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Review: Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green

Title: Lighter Than My Shadow Author: Katie Green Type: Graphic Novel Genre: Young Adult, Memoir Publisher: Diamond Book Distributors Date published: October 3, 2017 Format: Digital Page Count: 515 Source: ARC via Netgalley Rating: 4/5 Like most kids, Katie was a picky eater. She'd sit at the table in silent protest, hide uneaten toast in her… Continue reading Review: Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green

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Review: Emma by Stacy King

Title: Emma Author: Stacy King, Po Tse, Jane Austen Type: Graphic Novel Genre: Classics Publisher: Udon Entertainment Date published:  May 12, 2015 Format: Digital Page Count: 308 Source: ARC via Netgalley Rating: 4/5 Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more… Continue reading Review: Emma by Stacy King

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Review: How to Be Perfectly Unhappy by The Oatmeal

Title: How to Be Perfectly Unhappy Author: Matthew Inman aka The Oatmeal Type: Graphic Novel Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Datepublished: October 31, 2017 Format: Digital PageCount: 48 Source: ARC via Netgalley Matthew Inman—Eisner Award-winning creator of The Oatmeal and #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to… Continue reading Review: How to Be Perfectly Unhappy by The Oatmeal