Please Don’t Hate Me

The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you, Macmillan, for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The phrasing annoyed Sage. As long as she was pretty and in a good mood, her husband would love her? People needed love most when they…

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A Literary Tribute to K-dramas

I Believe in a Thing Called Love will monopolize your attention. I did not enjoy it to the fullest, but I would recommend it to readers who are looking for a cute and refreshingly diverse book.

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Hi again, Sarah Dessen!

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you, Penguin Random House, for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I’d had no idea I might be where I was now, on the edge of something with the last person I’d ever expect.…

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The Mark of Controversy

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth My rating: 3 of 5 stars What a person did when they were in pain said a lot about them. —Akos Yey, I finally finished reading this controversial book. Before I even picked it up, I did some extensive research just because so many people were ranting about it.…

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Roses, Revolutions, and Royal Problems

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you, Penguin Random House, for sending me an ARC of this book (all the way from New York) in exchange for an honest review. I was different. I could choose to see it as a gift. I could embrace my own power.…

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It Started with a Fairy Tale

It Started with Goodbye is a new addition to my shelf of favorite books in 2017. Even though this book is a retelling of Cinderella, the feelings it evoked in me were beautifully authentic.

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That Deadly Performance Called Love

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich My rating: 5 of 5 stars Thank you, Feiwel & Friends, for sending me an ARC of this book (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. A Love Interest is who I am, and it’s all I’ll ever be. Questioning that, or letting other people know that I’m…

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Satisfied to the Stars and Back

I think that at its core, this book is not a love story. Instead, it is a magical story of an ostracized girl’s transition into empowered womanhood. I believe that you’ll find so much more than a slow-burning romance.

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