ARC Review: Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd // 4 Reasons to Avoid this Book (Including Furries and Tragic Dead Gays)

Sometimes there are books that you wish you had never read and… this is one of them.

Hi, this is my second one-star book of the year and I couldn’t be more excited to rant about it!!

(I’m kidding. I don’t want to have this discussion. Why do books like these—books with tragic dead gays—still exist. In 2018?? 20GAYTEEN????)

I’m sad that this book didn’t turn out to be better than I expected, but unfortunately, this book just makes me extremely angry. Though I received the ARC in order to promote it, I cannot, in good conscience, do anything but speak out against it, and that’s what I’ll be doing today, by listing reasons why you should AVOID THIS BOOK as much as you can!!!

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Blog Tour Review: Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram // Now I’M the One Who Isn’t Okay (I Cried Over This Book)

I really thought I could stay strong and keep the tears in… but I couldn’t.

Darius the Great is Not Okay was a book that sucked me in from the beginning and kept me in its grip the entire time. It captivated me so much that it even made me cry, which, if you know me, is no easy feat when it comes to books.

Today for my stop in the Darius the Great is Not Okay blog tour, I’ll be doing a review of the book! I was super excited when I was offered this opportunity because this book is one that I’ve been anticipating so much—and if you haven’t already added this to your TBRs, you NEED to.

Thank you to Penguin Random House for providing me a copy of the book in exchange for a spot on the blog tour and promotion of the book!

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ARC Review: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab // A Disappointing Book by a Fav Author… But Still Enjoyable (& Creepy)!

I mean… you can’t love ALL the books from your favorite author, right?

(Shhh I’m still trying to console myself over the fact that I was disappointed by a Schwab book.)

I rarely read middle grade novels, save for Rick Riordan and other favorite authors. I really hoped I’d love this one, since again, Victoria Schwab is one of my favorite authors ever. But the thing about this book is that it was good, but it could be so much better.

It was enjoyable! I had fun! I was engaged! I was never bored! But there was just one major thing that bothered me the whole time and I couldn’t stop thinking about it while reading.

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Blog Tour Review: Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson // Hilarious Undead Girls Get Revenge on Their Murderer (WE LOVE)

If there’s anything I want in YA, it’s girl gangs.

You’ve all heard me scream about the importance of female friendships in YA, and how much I love reading them.

Well, when an opportunity arose for me to hop on this blog tour for Undead Girl Gang, I jumped at the chance. (“Jumped” meaning actually physically got freaked out and extremely excited.)

I was very pleased to not be disappointed by this book! There wasn’t a lot of hype for it (though there SHOULD be), so I didn’t form the highest of expectations, but it definitely did surprise me. It took zombie girls to a WHOLE new level.

This is my stop on the Undead Girl Gang blog tour! Thank you to Penguin Random House for providing me a review copy in exchange for a spot on this blog tour.

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Furyborn by Claire Legrand // Great Premise, Bad Execution, Bland Characters, and ?? Bi Rep [ARC Review]

There are books I can’t remember for the life of me, and there are books I wish I didn’t remember.

Furyborn is one of the latter.

I enjoyed parts of it? I hated others of it? I was confused about it, but also really bored, and I found it hard to actually care about it sometimes? (Which basically describes how I feel about myself.)

But I can say with all the confidence in me: my feelings towards Furyborn are not positive.

There are a lot of mixed reviews, so it’s possible that I just may be one of the people who didn’t like it, and you might be someone who loves it! But I really… did not enjoy it. So here’s a rant on the bland characters and the very unclear bi rep.

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