Review of The Beast by Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs (physical arc)


This is a book two.  There will be spoilers from book one in the synopsis and review.





The Beast by Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs

Nico, Opal, Tyler, Emma, and Logan survived their worst fears come to life, and saved their tiny Pacific Northwest town of Timbers from a monstrous figment invasion. Now they just want to keep their heads down, enjoy Halloween, and explore the secrets of their mysterious houseboat clubhouse. And also figure out their new Torchbearer responsibilities as keepers of the Darkdeep, an ancient whirlpool hidden in Still Cove that can make both dreams and nightmares into reality.

But when a dangerous new breed of figments starts appearing on their own, and the very environment around them begins to spiral out of control, the friends realize they have no idea what they are doing-or how they’re supposed to restrain the Darkdeep. They must uncover the pool’s origins, as well as those of the freaky Thing in a Jar, a seemingly lifeless green creature Opal believes is communicating with her. To make matters worse, a trashy YouTube series has rolled into town intent on finding the Beast, the legendary local sea monster suddenly stirring up the countryside.

As threats rapidly close in around them, the friends must fight to protect their secrets, defeat new enemies, and save Timbers and all that they love.

Told from alternating points of view, this chilling sequel from bestselling duo Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs will once again have readers sleeping with the lights on.

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Friday Face Off 8/30/19


I saw this on Lynn’s Book Blog and thought it would be fun to do.  I may not do every week, but I’m going to try to do as many as I can.


The Friday Face Off meme was created by Books by Proxy .  This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favorite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme, choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favorite.

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Cover Reveal for Keystone by Katie Delahanty (Entangled Teen)


I have a cover reveal to share with you today from Entangled Teen!  This book is set to release January 7, 2020.


Keystone by Katie Delahanty

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Check out these debuts released by Penguin! #daringdebuts


Penguin was nice enough to send me these debut books, so I wanted to tell you a bit more about each of them.



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Discussion Post: Young Adult vs Teen. What is the difference?


This is a post that kind of follows up the post I did last month on how mature young adult books should be and how we police them.  This is something that’s been bothering me a bit.


Why do publishers consider young adult to be 14+?

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Review of The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven (late arc review)




The Exact Opposite Of Okay by Laura Steven


Izzy O’Neill is an aspiring comic, an impoverished orphan, and a Slut Extraordinaire. Or at least, that’s what the malicious website flying round the school says. Izzy can try all she wants to laugh it off – after all, her sex life, her terms – but when pictures emerge of her doing the dirty with a politician’s son, her life suddenly becomes the centre of a national scandal. Izzy’s never been ashamed of herself before, and she’s not going to start now. But keeping her head up will take everything she has…


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Can’t Wait Wednesday 8/28/19




Can’t Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.   It was created to show off a future release that you are excited for.

I apologize if there are any repeats.

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Top Five Tuesday 8/27/19


Top Five Tuesday was created by Bionic Book Worm.  You can find the topics on the blog I just linked.


This week’s top is 5 books I don’t talk about enough.  It was hard to choose this time since I try really hard to talk about books that aren’t super popular.  I’ve done at least one post about this before.  But I was able to narrow it down to 5 books that are pretty different from each other.

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Top Ten Tuesday 8/27/19




Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.   You can find each week’s topic on her site.


This week’s top is top ten books I’ve read that I would like to own in my personal library.  Luckily I am able to buy a lot of my favorites, but I was able to find some books I’ve read that I would still like to own.

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Blog Tour for Don’t Say A Word by Amber Lynn Natusch (review, quotes, and giveaway)


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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Don’t Say A Word by Amber Lynn Natusch.  This tour is being run by TBR and Beyond.  I’ll be sharing my review, some quotes, and there will be a giveaway.


Please note that this is a book two, so synopsis and review will have spoilers for book one (Dare You To Lie).

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