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Review: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Series: Darker Shade of Magic

Book number in series: 3

Rating 5/5 Stars

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Wow. I’m still in shock over this whole series. Why did I wait so long? Why am I so devastated but also relieved by the end of it?

One of the best things I’ve read this year was this series. I honestly don’t know how I can not recommend it to almost everyone.

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Review: Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

 

Genre: Historical Young Adult GentlemansGuide

Series: Kind of

Book number in series: 1

Rating 5/5 Stars

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This book. This one right here is goddamn magic. We join Monty, Percy and Felicity on an adventure across europe.  This book holds so much joy, misery and range of emotions. It’s really quite the journey. I honestly don’t know how Mackenzi Lee managed to write such an amazing book that spoke to me so strongly.

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Review: The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Series: Yes

Book number in series: 1 of

Rating: 5/5

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I’m not really sure what is going on right now, but I’ve been on a streak of great books lately. The Thief was a book I picked up at Bookmarks Festival at the recommendation of my friend Ness. Her recommendations are usually pretty great and often leave me destroyed. This didn’t disappoint.

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Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Series: Yes

Book number in series: 2 of 3

Rating 5/5 Stars

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Hi, hello I’m here to talk about the amazingness of V.E. Schwab. I’m late to the party!

Let me tell you about why I love this book. There is a magical tournament. There is a massive reveal of sorts at the end too. It’s all I need in my books. Not all I need, but it does make things a pretty easy buy for me. Seriously you can probably convince me to read anything with magical tournaments in it.

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Cheap or Free Book Review: Beauty and the Goblin King by Lidyia Foxglove

This series is about reviewing the freebies or super cheap books I occasionally pick up and binge read. My habit might be weird, but sometimes I want to read something like this as a palette cleanser. It helps me bridge the journey between two books after reading something a little heavier.

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Genre: Romance Fantasy

Series: Fairy Tale Heat

Book Number in Series: 1 of 7

Rating: 3/5 Stars

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I picked up this one because the title drew me in. I left surprised. I go in with pretty low expectations on these books. I plan to read something that is okay and not amazing, but still attention grabbing and like a good bag of popcorn you can’t stop.

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Review: Hamilton’s Battalion: A Trio of Romances

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Genre: Historical Romance

Series: Nope

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

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If you are anything like me then you love Hamilton and will consume a lot of things set around Hamilton. This collection is ON POINT. It is one of the best short story collections I have read. Below I’m going to talk about each short story in some detail without spoilers.

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Review: The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy CrownofEmbers

Series: Fire and Thorns

Book Number in series: 2 of 3

Rating: 3/5 Stars

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Crown of Embers is a great sequel, but suffers from what I find to be the  usual mid book in a trilogy failings. Slow plot, but the build up is essential to the third book. Still this was enjoyable especially the last 25%. Also that romance! I got so happy and swoony over it.

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Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

MaraDyer1Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Series: Yes

Book number in series: 1 of 3

Rating 4/5 Stars

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Content Warning: Abuse and talking crap about mental illness medication.

 

 

Initial Thoughts

I was left pretty curious about this after seeing tons of booktubers talking about it. I saw my library had it and jumped on it.  The plot is around Mara Dyer discovering what is wrong with her after losing her friends in a tragic accident. I’m gonna leave the plot at that and instead talk about my experience reading it.

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