Category: ARC

Courting Darkness

Courting Darkness

My Thoughts: I am totally in love with the original His Fair Assassins trilogy. (Grave Mercy – Dark Triumph – Mortal Heart) When the Courting Darkness duology was announced I may have had a minor (read: MAJOR) freakout! I could not wait to be back in the world LaFevers crafted. I was… Read more »

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Famous in a Small Town

Famous in a Small Town

My Thoughts: This might be my new favorite Emma Mills book. Which is saying a lot because I really loved This Adventure Ends. And Foolish Hearts. And First & Then. So, yeah. All of her books. 🙂 I adored the small town setting in Famous in a Small Town. As someone who grew up in a somewhat small… Read more »

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Song for a Whale

Song for a Whale

My Thoughts: I’ve been making an effort to read more middle grade books this school year. When I got an email this past Fall asking if I was interested in reading Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly, I jumped at the chance. And I am so glad I did! (Check out my… Read more »

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely

A Curse So Dark and Lonely

My Thoughts: I was lucky enough to read a manuscript of this book way back in February of 2018. I even submitted this blurb: Comfortably familiar yet incredibly unique, A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY is the Beauty and the Beast retelling I’ve been waiting for. A perfect blend of fairy-tale… Read more »

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What Momma Left Me

What Momma Left Me

My Thoughts: This is a reissue of Renee Watson’s debut middle grade novel. (The new packaging definitely has more YA appeal! The story will, too.) Her novel Piecing Me Together was my favorite book of 2017 (and one of my all time favorites!) so you know I was excited to go… Read more »

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More Than We Can Tell

More Than We Can Tell

My Thoughts: Brigid Kemmerer’s Letters to the Lost was one of my favorite books last year. So I was going to be excited for any book she had coming out this year. But then I found out that More Than We Can Tell is set in the same town as Letters to… Read more »

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The Night Diary

The Night Diary

My Thoughts: I first heard about this book at BEA of last year. When the editor was talking about it I had one of those moments when I became aware that there was a huge hole in my knowledge of important world history. She mentioned that the book was set… Read more »

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White Rabbit

White Rabbit

My Thoughts: I absolutely loved Caleb Roehrig’s debut, Last Seen Leaving. I don’t typically gravitate toward thriller/suspense novels but Caleb’s intrigued me and I devoured it. Of course I was so excited for White Rabbit. And of course I absolutely loved it as well! Maybe even more! First of all… Rufus. Oh my stars…. Read more »

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I Have Lost My Way

I Have Lost My Way

My Thoughts: I have been a huge fan of Gayle Forman ever since I read If I Stay back in 2011. If you read my review you can see that I connected with that one in a really personal way. I went on to read and love Where She Went. And Just One… Read more »

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Boots on the Ground

Boots on the Ground

My Thoughts: Pretty much everything I know about the history of the Vietnam War came from reading Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War. That book was totally fascinating and gave me a lot of background knowledge I was lacking. But I knew there was still… Read more »

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