The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games #0) by Suzanne Collins (2020)

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YA/NA Fiction | Dystopia
5 starsBlurb:

“It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the 10th annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to out charm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute. Continue reading

❀ Springtime Reads | April 2020

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This month’s post is dedicated to Springtime! Here’s a list of my Top 10 favorite reads for the season. Why do they make me think of Spring? I really don’t know haha but they’re what came to mind when putting together a list plus I’m trying not to repeat books in any of this year’s lists and that is a challenge to be sure! What are your favorites? Continue reading

Kingdom of Ash

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas (2018)

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YA/NA Fiction | Fantasy
4.5 starsBlurb:

The final battle is here.

Aelin Galathynius has vowed to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. The knowledge that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, but her resolve is unraveling with each passing day… Continue reading

Morning Star

Morning Star (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown (2016)

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Fiction | Sci-Fi
4 StarsBlurb:

“Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society’s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within. Continue reading

Mexican Whiteboy

Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Peña (2008)

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Teen Fiction | Contemporary
4 StarsBlurb:

“Danny’s tall and skinny. Even though he’s not built, his arms are long enough to give his pitch a power so fierce any college scout would sign him on the spot. Ninety-five mile an hour fastball, but the boy’s not even on a team. Every time he gets up on the mound he loses it. Continue reading

Tower of Dawn

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas (2017)

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YA/NA Fiction | Fantasy
3.5 StarsBlurb:

A glorious empire . . .
A desperate quest . . .

Chaol Westfall and Nesryn Faliq have arrived in the shining city of Antica to forge an alliance with the Khagan of the Southern Continent, whose vast armies are Erilea’s last hope. But they have also come to Antica for another purpose: to seek healing at the famed Torre Cesme for the wounds Chaol received in Rifthold. Continue reading

The Festival of Trial and Ember

The Festival of Trial and Ember (Faerie Festival #1) by Logan Miehl (2017)

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Teen Fiction | Fantasy
3.5 StarsBlurb:

A dangerous summer festival. A throne left empty. A forgotten world of faeries in a time of shadow and treason.

Roisín, seventeen years old, is biding her time till graduation. When the shadows around her come to life, she discovers no one else can see these strange creatures except her and her brother. Continue reading

Empire of Storms

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas (2016)

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YA/NA Fiction | Fantasy
5 starsBlurb:

Kingdoms will collide.

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t. Continue reading

The DUFF

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger (2010)

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YA Fiction | Contemporary
2.5 StarsBlurb:

“Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face. Continue reading