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THE LAST GOOD DAY OF THE YEAR REVIEW

The Last Good Day of the Year by Jessica Warman Release Date: May 19, 2015 Bloomsbury USA Childrens via publisher (thank you!) Goodreads | Buy It! Ten years ago, in the early hours of New Year’s Day, seven-year-old Samantha and her next door neighbor, Remy, watched as a man broke into Sam’s home and took her younger sister, …

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GEEK GIRL REVIEW

Geek Girl by Holly Smale Release date: January 27, 2015 Harper Teen, 384 pages via publisher (thank you!) Goodreads | Buy It! Harriet Manners knows a lot of things.  She knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a “jiffy” lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. What she …

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EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING REVIEW

A girl who’s spent her whole life hiding in fear learns what it means to step out of her bubble Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Release Date: September 1, 2015 Publisher: Delacorte Books Pages: 320 Format Read: ARC via BEA Goodreads | Buy It! What’s it about? Madeline has SCID—it stands for something, but I’ve forgotten—which basically means she’s allergic to the …

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I’M ALWAYS UP FOR READING ABOUT TEEN WITCHES

As a Pottermore-sorted (the most legit form of sorting other than just choosing yourself) Gryffindor, I can assure you I’m a pretty die-hard Harry Potter fan (my favorite classes would be Herbology and Charms and I would be a beater for the Quidditch team). I collect editions of the books when I travel because they’re …

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The History of Happy Book Lovers

I realized today that my blog has been around since 2009 (WOAH), but it started long before that, and I wanted to share the brief biography of Happy Book Lovers. Here we go. My freshman year of high school was a little scary at first. I went to a private elementary school and moved over …

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SERVE THE PUNCH, Y’ALL: REBEL BELLE

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins Release Date: April 8, 2014 Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Pages: 345 Keywords: paranormal, high school, popularity Format Read: library book Goodreads | Book Depository Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper’s destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She …

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Happy Book Stuff

HAPPY BOOK STUFF #5

I find things all the time that make me drool because I want to own them, and I definitely can’t afford them right now. So I wanted a place to compile all the pretty bookish things that I plan on (someday) having in my possession. Want to see more happy book stuff? THIS GIRL. Anna Mo …

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Reshelved

RESHELVED

Welcome to back to Reshelved! This is an installment of books I didn’t finish. I don’t like to do full posts because it’s not fair to the book for me to not like it and review it if I didn’t finish it. Some of these just weren’t for me, some of them maybe I got bored …

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AS YOU WISH

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce Publication Date: August 25, 2009 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 304 Keywords: genie, romance, art Format Read: hardcover from publisher in exchange for an honest review (thank you!) Summary: Ever since Viola’s boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishing — to have someone love her again and, more importantly, to belong again — …

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WHAT THE SPELL

What the Spell by Brittany Geragotelis Publication Date: January 29, 2013 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 336 Keywords: magic, high school, witches Format Read: Hardcover from publisher in exchange for honest review (thank you!) Summary: Brooklyn Sparks is invisible. Because she’s not a popular kid or an ubernerd, Brooklyn is stuck somewhere in the middle of the high school food chain. But …

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