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Ship It
3.35
did not like it
* I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

It’s truly astounding to me that dozens of people read
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Mar 10, 2018
Mar 08, 2018
 
Red, White & Royal Blue
4.40
it was ok
I recieved this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book is going to avoid rightful criticism because it’s a “fun, f
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Feb 08, 2019
Feb 10, 2019
 
When Katie Met Cassidy
3.24
it was ok
Folks, the unthinkable has finally happened.
Someone wrote a lesbian romance novel for straight people.

I appreciate that a w/w romanc
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Jun 27, 2018
Jun 26, 2018
 
Sorcery of Thorns
4.20
it was ok
*I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

This is a flimsy, soulless ripoff of Uprooted by Naomi Novik mixed with
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Apr 21, 2019
Apr 19, 2019
 
King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1)
4.22
it was ok
Ah, damn it. I was so excited for this book.

After the SoC duology, I really thought Leigh Bardugo capable of anything. Those books totally absorbed m
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Feb 11, 2019
Apr 25, 2018
 
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)
4.16
liked it
First off: I am giving this book three stars because of its commitment to the classic LOTR-style quest -> quest -> quest -> battle structure. ...more
May 27, 2018
May 16, 2018
 
Puddin' (Dumplin' #2)
4.04
it was ok
I feel really sad about this book. Dumplin' was one of the best books I read last year, and I was so excited to get my hands on an early copy of the s ...more
Mar 30, 2018
not set
Jan 11, 2018
 
The Witch Boy (The Witch Boy, #1)
4.17
it was ok
This one is a miss for me. I love Molly Ostertag's work generally and I very much want to see her succeed in everything she does, but I found this boo ...more
Jan 05, 2018
Jan 05, 2018
 
There There
3.99
it was amazing
I have two recommendations for anyone looking to read this:
1) if you can manage it in one sitting, read it in one sitting. There are details I'm
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Mar 25, 2019
Mar 07, 2019
 
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me
4.22
it was amazing
This book made me feel every feeling. It felt so true to a lot of experiences I’ve had or have seen my friends have, and the art is incredible to boot ...more
Apr 23, 2019
Feb 23, 2019
 
Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1)
4.31
it was amazing
OK, so I absolutely admit that this book isn't for everybody. It's full of extensive tangential footnotes and requires attention to a ton of lore and ...more
Mar 15, 2019
Nov 09, 2018
 
The Upside of Unrequited
3.99
really liked it
I was prepared to both love and hate this book when it began--Shrodinger's YA Novel, I guess. I was excited about the range of experiences represented ...more
May 22, 2017
Apr 20, 2017
 
The Woman in the Window
3.94
it was ok
My major beef with the book is that agoraphobia DOES NOT mean "fear of being outside/in open spaces etcetc." Agoraphobia is a fear of places that migh ...more
Apr 19, 2018
not set
Apr 18, 2018
 
The Priory of the Orange Tree
4.19
it was ok
DNF @ 20%

This book seemed like exactly the type of thing I'd love--my favorite books are often criticized for being slow and overly complex, but this
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not set
Apr 02, 2019
 
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)
4.25
really liked it
There are at least two things you have to accept if you're going to read a Sarah Maas book.

1) The protagonist will be a sarcastic, uber-ca
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Apr 11, 2019
May 30, 2018
Sep 14, 2017
 
The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow, #1)
4.01
liked it
*I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

I really wrestled with whether to give this three or four stars. I rea
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Feb 15, 2019
Feb 12, 2019
 
The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, #2)
4.14
it was ok
I have been itching to talk about this book.

First of all: no, I didn't read the first one. When I mentioned this to others who read both,
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Jan 07, 2019
Feb 05, 2019
 
What If It's Us
3.96
really liked it
This book demonstrates that sometimes creators bring out the best in one another when they work together.

Based on my previous reviews it's
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May 12, 2018
May 10, 2018
 
The Idiot
3.63
it was amazing
This book took me almost a month of steady progress to read, which is something I'm definitely not used to. It's dense in a way that forced me to pore ...more
May 21, 2018
Apr 17, 2018
 
Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)
4.34
it was ok
DNF @35%

I'm not sure what happened here, but I'll repeat what I always tell myself when I'm feeling guilty about giving up on a book: life
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not set
Apr 22, 2019
 
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
4.00
it was ok
I barely made it 25% of the way through, and while I normally don't like to review things I didn't finish, I had to voice what a phenomenal disappoint ...more
not set
not set
Apr 18, 2019
 
They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us
4.57
it was amazing
I'm in awe of this book. Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib managed something beautiful with these pieces, and I found myself misty-eyed over his description of ...more
Jan 05, 2018
Jan 03, 2018
 
The Prince and the Dressmaker
4.41
it was amazing
I loved this sweet, sweet book. The art is absolutely gorgeous, and the story is satisfying without being overly sweet or didactic. None of the charac ...more
Feb 02, 2018
Feb 02, 2018
 
Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1)
4.19
really liked it
**I received this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

So I love Kaufman and Kristoff, and once again they've delivered
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Mar 22, 2019
Mar 15, 2019
 
Girl Made of Stars
4.25
really liked it
cw - this book and my review both contain frank descriptions and discussions of rape.

This is normally the kind of book I would avoid at all costs,
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May 19, 2018
May 19, 2018
 
Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb, #1)
4.32
really liked it
This is far from a perfect book, but if I read something more fun and more unique in the next year, I'll be shocked.

This book really shoul
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Sep 21, 2019
Sep 15, 2019
 
Crier's War (Crier's War, #1)
4.26
liked it
This was pretty good. It teetered between three and four stars consistently throughout. I thought Ayla and Crier were interesting characters, but ever ...more
Oct 05, 2019
Oct 01, 2019
 
Through the Woods
3.91
it was amazing
This book thoroughly scared the pants off me even though i made sure to read it in broad daylight. Well and truly recommended!
Mar 24, 2017
Mar 26, 2017
 
A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3)
4.37
it was ok
I LOVED this series overall, but i have MAJOR spoiler-ridden issues with this one, and the rest of the review will be hidden because of it.

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Mar 26, 2017
Feb 28, 2017
 
Once & Future (Once & Future, #1)
3.52
liked it
I had every reason in the world to like this book: there's good LGBT+ rep, cool heroine, space fights, King Arthur. However, these elements are tied t ...more
Apr 25, 2019
Apr 23, 2019
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