Book Review || With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Book Review || With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

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Title: With the Fire on High

By: Elizabeth Acevedo

Series: NO

Pages: 392

Published: May 7th, 2019

By: HarperTeen

Genre: YA | Contemporary |  LGBT+

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Synopsis


From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award longlist title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.

Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness.

Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.

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Double Book Review || Short Stories || Shadow Me & Evidence of the Affair

Double Book Review || Short Stories || Shadow Me & Evidence of the Affair

🌟 Hi guys!! I hope you’re having a great day and that you’re enjoying your current reading. 💕 Today I bring you a couple of somewhat unexpected short reviews. None of these books were in my TBR for this month, but recently and after reading The Devouring Gray, I really needed a shorter, lighter and more addictive reading, so I went for two short books that have been in my TBR for some time and I was dying to read. Love with all my heart both readings and they’ve put me in a great mood to read, so I think I made the right decision, I hope you enjoy the reviews and let me know everything in the comments. LOVE YOU 🌟  Continue reading “Double Book Review || Short Stories || Shadow Me & Evidence of the Affair”

Book Review || The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

Book Review || The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

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Title: The Devouring Gray

By: Christine Lynn Herman

Series: The Devouring Gray #1

Pages: 360

Publication: April 2nd, 2019

By: Disney-Hyperion

Genre: YA | Fantasy | Paranormal | LGBT+

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Synopsis


Branches and stones, daggers and bones,
They locked the Beast away.

After the death of her sister, seventeen-year-old Violet Saunders finds herself dragged to Four Paths, New York. Violet may be a newcomer, but she soon learns her mother isn’t: They belong to one of the revered founding families of the town, where stone bells hang above every doorway and danger lurks in the depths of the woods.

Justin Hawthorne’s bloodline has protected Four Paths for generations from the Gray—a lifeless dimension that imprisons a brutal monster. After Justin fails to inherit his family’s powers, his mother is determined to keep this humiliation a secret. But Justin can’t let go of the future he was promised and the town he swore to protect.

Ever since Harper Carlisle lost her hand to an accident that left her stranded in the Gray for days, she has vowed revenge on the person who abandoned her: Justin Hawthorne. There are ripples of dissent in Four Paths, and Harper seizes an opportunity to take down the Hawthornes and change her destiny-to what extent, even she doesn’t yet know.

The Gray is growing stronger every day, and its victims are piling up. When Violet accidentally unleashes the monster, all three must band together with the other Founders to unearth the dark truths behind their families’ abilities—before the Gray devours them all. 

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Book Review || The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

Book Review || The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

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Title: The Nowhere Girls

By: Amy Reed

Series: NO

Pages: 408

Published: October 10th, 2017

By: Simon Pulse

Genre: YA | Contemporary | LGBT+

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Synopsis

Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate and in the process trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their high school transforming the lives of everyone around them in this searing and timely story.

Who are the Nowhere Girls?

They’re everygirl. But they start with just three:

Grace Salter is the new girl in town, whose family was run out of their former community after her southern Baptist preacher mom turned into a radical liberal after falling off a horse and bumping her head.

Rosina Suarez is the queer punk girl in a conservative Mexican immigrant family, who dreams of a life playing music instead of babysitting her gaggle of cousins and waitressing at her uncle’s restaurant.

Erin Delillo is obsessed with two things: marine biology and Star Trek: The Next Generation, but they aren’t enough to distract her from her suspicion that she may in fact be an android.

When Grace learns that Lucy Moynihan, the former occupant of her new home, was run out of town for having accused the popular guys at school of gang rape, she’s incensed that Lucy never had justice. For their own personal reasons, Rosina and Erin feel equally deeply about Lucy’s tragedy, so they form an anonymous group of girls at Prescott High to resist the sexist culture at their school, which includes boycotting sex of any kind with the male students.

Told in alternating perspectives, this groundbreaking novel is an indictment of rape culture and explores with bold honesty the deepest questions about teen girls and sexuality.

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ARC Review || Relic by Bronwyn Eley

ARC Review || Relic by Bronwyn Eley

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Title: Relic

By: Bronwyn Eley

SeriesThe Relic Trilogy #1

Pages: 496

Publication: September 12th, 2019

By: Talem Press

Genre: YA | Dark | Fantasy 

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Synopsis

In the city of Edriast, there is no deadlier duty than to serve as the Shadow.

As the personal servant of the powerful Lord Rennard, the Shadow’s life is all but forfeit. Rennard possesses one of five rare and dangerous Relics – a jewel that protects his bloodline, but slowly poisons everyone else in its proximity. When the current Shadow succumbs to its magic, nineteen-year-old blacksmith Kaylan is summoned to take his place.

It’s an appointment that will kill her.

As the time Kaylan has left ebbs away, hope begins to fade… That is, until she discovers a plot to destroy all five bloodlines in possession of the Relics.

A rebel force plans to put an end to Rennard’s rule and Kaylan suddenly finds herself embroiled in a cause that might just be worth fighting for. But no cause is without its costs…

As her life hangs in the balance and rebellion bears down on Edriast, Kaylan must decide where her loyalties lie – and how she’ll leave her mark on the world.

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Doble Book Review || Paranormal Edition 🌙

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 🌙 In general, I’m quite organized with my reviews, I like to write them immediately after reading the book, but sometimes it happens that I don’t and this time I’ve decided to combine two books with paranormal themes, which have in common their originality and AMAZING writing styles and bring them to you!. I’m also very grateful to both authors for sending me their work, it’s an honor for me to have read both books, I’ve had a great time with them and now I want to share it with you, and maybe you discover a new fave. They’re not very well-known books, both books were released this year and I really want you to meet them and maybe decide to give them a chance, which would be beautiful. Let’s start! 🌙 Continue reading “Doble Book Review || Paranormal Edition 🌙”

Book Review || Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Review || Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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By: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Pages: 368

Published: March 5th, 2019

By: Ballantine Books

Genre: Adult|Historical-Fiction

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Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

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