My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: July 7th 2020
Trigger Warnings: Mental Health Issues, Parental Abuse, Body Horror, Some Gore
Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along. But that’s not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it’s not what she bargained for. – Synopsis from Goodreads
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Ok everyone, where are my 90s people? I’m literally stuck in the 90s – I was a 80s/90s kid and 90s is my obsession. It’s completely my era and most of my favorite movies and music comes from it. No shame! When I heard that Whitney from bookswhitme was hosting a readathon based on the freaking 90s, I just about fell off my chair and then proceeded to go blast some Spice Girls while I geeked over all the challenge boards.
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Ok, this post is going up way later because this readathon actually started at midnight last night. I only just learned about it a few hours prior to that and didn’t have the energy to get a post up and ready before that, but I knew I wanted in!
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I am so happy to be part of the blog tour for Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee that is put on by the lovely Hear Our Voices Book Tours. To see the full schedule, go HERE.
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My rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller
Published: March 17th, 2020
Trigger Warnings: Mental Health Issues, Suicide, Bullying, Drug Use.
What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it’s a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill … or else everyone dies.
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From Sunday June 14th to Saturday June 20th, a campaign was started to help prove to publishing houses that books by black authors do sell and do matter. The campaign asked readers to purchase two books from black authors and I was MORE than happy to oblige. I buy books by authors of color all year round, and I highly encourage that you all consider doing the same. If you have been supporting #blacklivesmatters, please remember that it’s not a trend and it’s not something that you can just do for a month and you’re all set. This is an all year, every year. Also, it’s great if you bought a couple of books this week, but make sure to actually READ THEM and REVIEW THEM!
Alright, you probably are curious as to what I bought. I’m always excited to show any new books coming my way!
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It’s been a while since I did one of these and I have hauled piles of books since my last haul. I’m sure I won’t get them all hauled, but I’ll try and get as many hauled over the next couple weeks as possible! Alright, let’s get going…
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I’m a few days late on this wrap-up, but I really haven’t gotten into a good schedule yet since being back. Hopefully, that will come. May was a good month overall for reading – I didn’t read a million books but pretty much all of them were great reads. We did our yearly Middle-Grade Mayhem event in TBR and Beyond and it went wonderful (my team won!). I’m always really excited for the event because I get to share my love of middle-grade with everyone and hopefully convince some people that are on-the-fence about giving it a try! Alright, let’s get this wrap-up moving.
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Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. I knew instantly that I wanted to take part in this weekly meme because who doesn’t love making lists?
This week’s (May 26, 2020) topic is: I wasn’t feeling this week’s prompt, so I’m going with Books I’ve Lost Interest In.
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Hey everyone! I’ve moved Middle-Grade Monday over from our TBR and Beyond Facebook Group to the blog! Hopefully I can bring you lots of great reviews, topics and maybe even some author interviews!
I’ve been reading middle-grade for as long as I can remember and I strongly believe it’s not just for children, and I’m always trying to nudge adults into giving it try. Middle-grade has been thriving for years and the stories out there are getting stronger, more diverse and more exciting all the time. Hopefully, my weekly feature will be able to showcase that!
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