The Way You Disappoint Me

I liked reading The Way You Make Me Feel mainly because of its emphasis on family dynamics. Still, in retrospect, some of its themes/aspects were contradictory.

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To Take a Heart

I highly recommend To Kill a Kingdom. You don’t have to doubt the hype because it’s completely justified. Given how great of a retelling it is, I wouldn’t be surprised if it were adapted into a film.

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The Woods of Unmet Expectations

I did like The Hazel Wood, but it didn’t live up to the hype. This just goes to show that blurbs are not always good; they can make you have expectations that are likely not going to be met.

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Best Friend, or Worst Enemy?

All That Was by Karen Rivers My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thank you, Macmillan, for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. There is maybe a fungus that has woven me to Piper. Piper is the fungus, invading my roots. It’s more parasitic than that. Last night, my…

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The Song of Shadowy Disappointment

Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones My rating: 2 of 5 stars Thank you, Macmillan, for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. For your music was the first and only thing in this world that kept me human, the first and last thing I give back to you. —Josef This…

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The Book That Forgot How to Be Original

The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Gläser My rating: 2 of 5 stars Thank you, Macmillan, for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I’ve been desperately trying not to think about you all the time. But it’s no good. —Darcy Ever since I watched the 2005 film adaptation of…

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Between Valkyrie Profile and City of Bones

I decided to give Between the Blade and the Heart 3.5 stars because, for the most part, it was fast-paced and entertaining. Its premise made it one of the most unique books in my library.

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Don’t Mess with the Jews

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Thank you, Macmillan, for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. In Auschwitz, human life has so little value that no one is shot anymore; a bullet is more valuable than a human being. This review…

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Choose Your Side

Renegades by Marissa Meyer My rating: 5 of 5 stars Thank you, Macmillan, for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Hero or villain, all prodigies were powerful. All prodigies were dangerous. Renegades is actually the first book I’ve read about superheroes and villains. Novels about such characters (e.g.…

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Make Way for Odin

Berserker by Emmy Laybourne My rating: 3.75 of 5 stars Thank you, Macmillan, for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Embrace the Nytte. Open your heart to it, or it will be the ruin of you. —Aud Filled with intriguing elements of Norse mythology and American history, Berserker…

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