Book Review | Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown

Book Review | Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown

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Title: Black Girl Unlimited

By: Echo Brown

Series: NO

Pages: 304

Published: January 14th, 2020

By: Henry Holt & Company

Genre: YA | Contemporary | Magical-Realism

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Synopsis


Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic . . . everywhere. New portals begin to open when Echo transfers to the rich school on the West Side, and an insightful teacher becomes a pivotal mentor. Each day, Echo travels between two worlds, leaving her brothers, her friends, and a piece of herself behind on the East Side. There are dangers to leaving behind the place that made you. Echo soon realizes there is pain flowing through everyone around her, and a black veil of depression threatens to undo everything she’s worked for.

Heavily autobiographical and infused with magical realism, Black Girl Unlimited fearlessly explores the intersections of poverty, sexual violence, depression, racism, and sexism—all through the arc of a transcendent coming-of-age.

A powerful memoir for fans of Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson and American Street by Ibi Zoboi. 

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Double Book Review | Two Incredibles but Different Adventures | Last Girls & Come Tumbling Down

Double Book Review | Two Incredibles but Different Adventures | Last Girls & Come Tumbling Down

 🌿 Hi guys, I hope you’re having the most incredible day full of good readings! ❤️ Today I have a new post for you with a double book review and I’m SUPER excited to share it with you. In general, I like taking time with each book to give it its protagonism, but I thought that since I didn’t get to talk about Last Girls by Demetra Brodsky last month when I read it, and Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children #5) by Seanan McGuire is super short, it was a good idea to put both books together and bring you my thoughts on them. 🥰  One of them is a unique adventure with a lot of suspense and unexpected twists & the other one is a familiar world that I missed SO MUCH, extraordinary and whimsical. I hope you enjoy and can find new readings to enjoy. LOVE YOU! 🌿  Continue reading “Double Book Review | Two Incredibles but Different Adventures | Last Girls & Come Tumbling Down”

ARC Review | Meet Me at Midnight by Jessica Pennington

ARC Review | Meet Me at Midnight by Jessica Pennington

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Title: Meet Me at Midnight

By: Jessica Pennington

Series: NO

Pages: 336 

Published: April 7th, 2020

By: Tor Teen

Genre: YA | Romance | Contemporary

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Synopsis


They have a love-hate relationship with summer.

Sidney and Asher should have clicked. Two star swimmers forced to spend their summers on a lake together sounds like the perfect match. But it’s the same every year—in between cookouts and boat rides and family-imposed bonfires, Sidney and Asher spend the dog days of summer finding the ultimate ways to prank each other. And now, after their senior year, they’re determined to make it the most epic summer yet.

But their plans are thrown in sudden jeopardy when their feud causes their families to be kicked out of their beloved lake houses. Once in their new accommodations, Sidney expects the prank war to continue as usual. But then she gets a note—Meet me at midnight. And Asher has a proposition for her: join forces for one last summer of epic pranks, against a shared enemy—the woman who kicked them out.

Their truce should make things simpler, but six years of tormenting one another isn’t so easy to ignore. Kind of like the undeniable attraction growing between them.

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Book Review | Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Book Review | Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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Title: Red, White & Royal Blue

By: Casey McQuiston

Series: NO

Pages: 421

Published: May 14th, 2019

By: St. Martin’s Griffin

Genre: NA | Contemporary | Romance | LGBT+

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Synopsis


What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?

When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.

Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through? Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue proves: true love isn’t always diplomatic. 

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Double ARC Review | The Unspoken Name & What the Other Three Don’t Know

Double ARC Review | The Unspoken Name & What the Other Three Don’t Know

🌿 Hi guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful day ❤️, here I bring you another edition of my double book reviews and this time I have a super popular book at the time that I enjoyed a lot, even more than I expected and another that unfortunately was a bit disappointing in execution, but it has a great diverse aspect that’s worth highlighting. I thank NetGalley and publishers such as Tor Books & Shadow Mountain for providing me with copies of these books in exchange for honest reviews. It’s really a blessing and I know that I’m fortunate to have these kinds of opportunities, so very grateful  🥰  & finally, I hope you enjoy the reviews and let me know everything you think about these books in the comments! 🌿 Continue reading “Double ARC Review | The Unspoken Name & What the Other Three Don’t Know”

ARC Review || Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

ARC Review || Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

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Title: Tweet Cute

By: Emma Lord

Series: NO

Pages: 368 

Publication: January 21st, 2020

By: Wednesday Books

Genre: YA | Contemporary | Romance

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Synopsis


A fresh, irresistible rom-com from debut author Emma Lord about the chances we take, the paths life can lead us on, and how love can be found in the opposite place you expected.

Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming ― mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.

Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.

All’s fair in love and cheese ― that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life ― on an anonymous chat app Jack built.

As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate ― people on the internet are shipping them?? ― their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected.

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Double ARC Review || The Summer of Madness & It’s My Life

Double ARC Review || The Summer of Madness & It’s My Life

🌿 Hi guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend ❤️, here I bring you another edition of my double book reviews and this time, I have two super different stories but equally interesting and easy to read. Both are ARCs, so I want to thank both the author, Alexander Raphael who has provided me with his book to review, and NetGalley & Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a copy also to give my honest thoughts about. I’m really grateful and blessed to have the opportunity to read ARCs, and I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you, I hope you enjoy it! 🌿 Continue reading “Double ARC Review || The Summer of Madness & It’s My Life”

Book Review || Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Review || Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Title: Maybe in Another Life

By: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Series: NO

Pages: 342

Published: July 7th, 2015

By: Washington Square Press

Genre: Adult | Contemporary | Romance

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Synopsis


From the acclaimed author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do comes a breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly different results.

At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs since graduating college. On the heels of leaving yet another city, Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles and takes up residence in her best friend Gabby’s guestroom. Shortly after getting back to town, Hannah goes out to a bar one night with Gabby and meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan.

Just after midnight, Gabby asks Hannah if she’s ready to go. A moment later, Ethan offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay. Hannah hesitates. What happens if she leaves with Gabby? What happens if she leaves with Ethan?

In concurrent storylines, Hannah lives out the effects of each decision. Quickly, these parallel universes develop into radically different stories with large-scale consequences for Hannah, as well as the people around her. As the two alternate realities run their course, Maybe in Another Life raises questions about fate and true love: Is anything meant to be? How much in our life is determined by chance? And perhaps, most compellingly: Is there such a thing as a soul mate?

Hannah believes there is. And, in both worlds, she believes she’s found him.

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Double Book Review || Heart-Stopper Stories || Orpheus Girl & The Grace Year

Double Book Review || Heart-Stopper Stories || Orpheus Girl & The Grace Year

 🌿 Hi guys!! I hope you’re having a great day and that you’re enjoying your current reading.❤️ 
I’m SO grateful because I’ve been approved with two ARCs that I really wanted and today I bring you my reviews for both of them. I have many thoughts to share with you about both books, stories quite different from each other, but they share a point and it is that both are VERY shocking & heartbreaking.
I hope you like both reviews, they’re a bit long this time, but I had a lot of feelings to put out there so I hope it doesn’t bother you. I’m super excited to share my thoughts with you, since I’ve also found one of my favorite books of the year and that’s INCREDIBLE, so without further ado, let’s start! and I hope you have the most incredible day 🌿


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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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