Elise (TheBookishActress)
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The Unhoneymooners
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by Christina Lauren (Goodreads Author)
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Six of Crows

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Five solid stars. This book pulled me in from the beginning, to the point where I knew I'd found a favorite before I was halfway through. Here, Bardugo integr
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"when I first read this book all the characters were older than I am, and now they’re all younger" May 16, 2019 12:01PM

 
The Raven's Tale
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"this is one of the coolest beginnings to a book I've read in a while like damn Cat Winters does not pull punches" May 15, 2019 03:12PM

 
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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)
by Leigh Bardugo (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: sorry to keep boosting this but,,, please read this it's my favorite series ever
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HOW ARE YOU ALL NOT FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS BEING A NETFLIX SHOW??

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Five solid stars. This book pulled me in from the beginning, to the point where I knew I'd found a favorite before I was halfway through. Here, Bardugo integr
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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
The Unhoneymooners
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
The Smell of Other People's Houses
by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
recommended for: fans of aestheticy settings and character development
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What do I even begin to say about this impactful, gorgeous book? My faith in humanity and my love for found family has been absolutely restored.

There's so much I loved about this book, I really don't know where to start.


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Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
Jane, Unlimited
by Kristin Cashore
recommended for: fans of Bitterblue, any fans of sapphic sff
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If I were to try and summarize this book, it would probably go something like this:
A girl plays choose your own adventure at a mysterious mansion her aunt told her to visit, causing some really weird shit to go down. And there are girls kissing.

If
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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
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We might be Paper Girls, easily torn and written upon. The very title we're given suggests that we are blank, waiting to be filled. But what the Demon King and his court do not understand is that paper is flammable.
And there is a fire catching amon
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Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
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here’s a song called I’m ready to die *strums guitar*

In my reviews of Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince, I talked a lot about of the things I loved so much within this series. But you know what? I cannot wait to do it all again. This series took a
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Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
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I know many of you may be ignoring this one because it looks like a typical scifi romance drama. Don't. Yes, there is a romantic element, but it's definitely not the whole book. The main characters have a very slow buildup to romance, and it never ov ...more
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Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
Sawkill Girls
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“Screw that book,” said Val. “It was written by men.” She held out her free hand to Marion. “We’re rewriting it.”

First of all, if you wanted to see a Buzzfeed Unsolved investigation into this book, yes, that exists, and there aren't even spoilers
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Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
Girls Made of Snow and Glass
by Melissa Bashardoust (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: fans of character-driven fantasy and sapphic retellings
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As many of you may know, I’m a huge fan of subersive retellings. A retelling focusing on Snow White and her stepmother always sounded fabulous to me, especially with feminist themes. And, thank goodness, it didn’t disappoint. This is really all I wan ...more
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Ashley Herring Blake
“It's such a little thing, this skirt. For other girls, maybe it's makeup or a sport or having sex or not having sex or writing or music or kicking ass in school or wearing your hair so it looks like the sun's unruly rays. I think every girl has a thing or two, tiny details in her life that say This is me. I'm done hiding. I'm done feeling ashamed.”
Ashley Herring Blake, Girl Made of Stars

Leigh Bardugo
“I don't like that word," Nina said, advancing. "Call me Grisha. Call me zowa. Call me death, if you like.”
Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars

Emily X.R. Pan
“My mother's dying soaked down through the carpet, through the wood. When it was done with the bedroom, it took over our house, and then it moved on to me. It soaked through my hair and skin and bone, through my skull and deep into my brain. Now it's staining everything, leaking the blackest black into the rest of the world.”
Emily X.R. Pan, The Astonishing Color of After

Ashley Herring Blake
“And I'm not sure I ever will recover from what Mr. Knoll did. Not fully. It's changed me forever, but changed doesn't have to mean broken.”
Ashley Herring Blake, Girl Made of Stars

Heather Demetrios
“Each lie is something that’s mine, that my mom and The Giant can’t take away from me. Each lie reminds me I’m an actual person with rights and desires and the ability to make choices on her own. Each lie is power—control over my life.”
Heather Demetrios, Bad Romance

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