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Review: Sky in the Deep

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Author: Adrienne Young
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Fantasy, YA, Historical Fiction

“I looked down the row of Aska hunched against each other, ducking behind the muddy hill. The fog sat on the field like a veil, but we could hear it. The blades of swords and axes brushing against armor vests. Quick footsteps in sucking mud. My heart beat almost in rhythm with the sounds, pulling one breath in and letting it touch another before I let it go.”

This book was so captivating. Adrienne Young did a fantastic job of creating characters who were both compelling and complex, and scenery that was vivid and detailed.

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Book Review – The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

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Book: The Loneliest Girl in the Universe
Author: Lauren James
Rating: 5 stars
Genre: Sci-Fi, YA

“Love takes so much energy, and it just leads to pain. I think it’s probably best for people to be self-sufficient. If I was strong enough to be independent, then I wouldn’t be so desperately lonely, I’m sure of it. I just want someone who holds on. Someone who won’t ever let me go, whatever tries to tear us apart. Is that too much to ask?”

Absolutely phenomenal. This book drew me in so quickly and really captured my attention, and as someone who’s been going through somewhat of a reading dry spell, that’s saying something. Easily a new favorite.

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Brightly Burning – Advance Review

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Book: Brightly Burning
By: Alexa Donne
Rating: 4 stars
Genre: Sci-Fi, Romance, YA
Publication Date: May 1, 2018

“The screech of metal and an airlock venting behind us alerted us to the arrival of the transport. George held me tighter. It was like I was home. But home wasn’t forever. Sometimes you had to leave. I knew that in my heart. I broke away, wiping a stray tear with a callused index finger. Crying was no way to start an adventure.”

Sci-Fi Jane eyre coming at you! Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for approving me for this book! I loved it!

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Book Review – Angelfall

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: Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days)
By: Susan Ee
Rating: 5 stars!
Genre: Fantasy, YA (I guess)

This book is insaaaane, y’all. Totally blown away.

I shove the horrible, screaming images in my head into the dark, silent place in my mind that is getting deeper and more crowded each day. One day soon, the things I stuff in there will burst out and infect the rest of me. Maybe that will be the day the daughter becomes like the mother. Until then, I am still in control.”

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Review – The Language of Thorns

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Book: The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
By: Leigh Bardugo
Rating: 5 stars!
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale, Short Story, YA

“This goes to show you that sometimes the unseen is not to be feared and that those meant to love us most are not always the ones who do.”

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