Monday’s Not Coming // missing child mystery

Monday’s Not Coming sucked me in and had me reeling the entire time. Truth: I totally turned the book over and skimmed the last few chapters to brace myself because, like, that’s what I need to survive certain stories sometimes. Like, I almost always look up TV spoilers to prepare myself emotionally and mentally for […]

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Famous in Love // the epitome of everything I loathe about YA

Famous in Love is, without a doubt, a complete train wreck. All the issues I’ve with young adult fiction — generally speaking? They exist, inside this book! I never thought such a thing possible, but alas…it has happened. Let me break it down for you: the recipe to get me to dislike a book. 1. […]

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An Hour Unspent // the end of the Shadows Over England trilogy

I finished a book trilogy — the first novel trilogy I’ve completed. It’s such a Big Deal I’ve brought in the first-letter drop-cap class (albeit visible only with wider screens). A Name Unknown reeled me in, even though I disliked White’s writing style. A Song Unheard proved White’s storytelling and writing style are two different […]

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When // romance is on the backburner in this one

My qualms with young adult (YA) fiction — as I’ve not yet dabbled in YA nonfiction — begins in the execution of, well, everything: character development, plot, setting, romance and relationships… There’s a saying that goes something like, “If you keep reading YA and hating it, maybe you just hate YA and should stop,” and […]

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