ARC Review

The Two Wrong Halves of Ruby Taylor (ARC Review)

Book Title: The Two Wrong Halves of Ruby Taylor Author: Amanda Panitch Release Date: August 9th, 2022 Genres: Middle Grade, Contemporary, Magical Realism My rating: 4/5 Stars Synopsis: Amanda Panitch’s middle-grade novel The Two Wrong Halves of Ruby Taylor is an exploration of mixed families, identity, hundred-year-old curses, and the terrifying challenge of standing up for yourself against …

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Bravely (ARC Review)

Book Title: BravelyAuthor: Maggie StiefvaterRelease Date: May 3rd, 2022Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling, Historical Fiction My rating: 3.75/5 Stars Synopsis: Merida goes on an all-new, life-changing adventure in this original YA novel set several years after the close of Brave! What if you had one year to save everything you loved? ONE PRINCESS. Merida of DunBroch …

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This Rebel Heart (Tour Post/Review)

Book Title: This Rebel Heart Author: Katherine Locke Release Date: April 5th, 2022 Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, LGBTQ+ My rating: 5/5 Stars Synopsis: A tale set amid the 1956 Hungarian revolution in post-WWII Communist Budapest. In the middle of Budapest, there is a river. Csilla knows the river is magic. During WWII, the …

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Ellen Outside the Lines (Tour Post/ARC Review)

Book Title: Ellen Outside the LinesAuthor: A.J. SassRelease Date: March 22nd, 2022Genres: Middle Grade, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity My rating: 5/5 Stars Synopsis: Rain Reign meets Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World in this heartfelt novel about a neurodivergent thirteen-year-old navigating changing friendships, a school trip, and expanding horizons. Thirteen-year-old Ellen Katz feels most comfortable when her life is well …

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Fine: A Comic About Gender (ARC Review)

Book Title: Fine: A Comic About Gender Author: Rhea Ewing Release Date: April 5th, 2022 Genres: Graphic Novel/Comic, LGBTQ+, Nonfiction, Sequential Art Comic My rating: 4.5/5 Stars Synopsis: As graphic artist Rhea Ewing neared college graduation in 2012, they became consumed by the question: What is gender? This obsession sparked a quest in which they eagerly approached both …

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