Invictus by Ryan Graudin ~ ARC Book Review

Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far’s birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he’s ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past. But during a heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with knowledge that will bring Far’s very existence into question, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to discover a frightening truth: History is not as steady as it seems. In this heart-stopping adventure, Ryan Graudin has created a fast-paced world that defies time and space.

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Pick a Puppy, Get a 2017 YA Spring Book Recommendation…

 

 

I have this odd vendetta against spring as a season, I’m not sure quite sure what it is exactly (<- this is entirely untrue. I 100% know why but whenever I’ve explain it to people, for some reason, they seem to think it’s more than bizarre. So in an attempt to keep whatever reputation I may have here, I’m just going to swiftly brush past that explanation…) But, if there’s one thing I do love above almost all things, it’s puppies. Coincidently enough, I also love books *shock horror*… Therefore combining the two, whilst also giving spring a little attention, seemed fair enough. So today I’m recommending some new releases coming this spring that I think sound fabulous, through the power of puppies. Enjoy! Read More

Which Beauty and the Beast Character Are You? ~ Beauty and the Beast Review

 

In celebration of the release of the gorgeous new MinaLima illustrated edition of Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, which I was very kindly sent from HarperCollins and being the Disney fiend I am, I couldn’t not create a blog post inspired by this books beauty (pun unintended but very much appreciated!) So, as well as a few photos to give you a sneak peak at the stunning illustrations and interactive elements of this book, I have, of course, created a quiz. So, for the people out there, who like me, can’t resist a bookish/disney themed personality quiz, this one’s for you…

Are you more Beauty or Beast? Lumière or Cogsworth? Maybe you and Gaston have more in common than you think! Take this quiz and finally find out which Beauty and the Beast you are truly most like…Read More

#famous by Jilly Gagnon ~ Book Review

In this modern-day love story, Girl likes Boy, Girl takes photo of Boy and posts it online, Boy becomes accidentally insta-famous. And what starts out as an innocent joke spirals into a whirlwind adventure that could change both their lives—and their hearts—forever. But are fame and love worth the price? Told in alternating points of view, #famous captures the out-of-control thrill ride of falling for someone in front of everyone.

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American Girls by Alison Umminger ~ Book Review and *Somewhat* Rant

She was looking for a place to land. Anna is a fifteen-year-old girl slouching toward adulthood, and she’s had it with her life at home. So Anna “borrows” her stepmom’s credit card and runs away to Los Angeles, where her half-sister takes her in. But LA isn’t quite the glamorous escape Anna had imagined. As Anna spends her days on TV and movie sets, she engrosses herself in a project researching the murderous Manson girls—and although the violence in her own life isn’t the kind that leaves physical scars, she begins to notice the parallels between herself and the lost girls of LA, and of America, past and present. In Anna’s singular voice, we glimpse not only a picture of life on the B-list in LA, but also a clear-eyed reflection on being young, vulnerable, lost, and female in America—in short, on the B-list of life.
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