Book Review: Every Falling Star

Book Review: Every Falling Star

Every Falling Star¬†by Sungju Lee and Susan Elizabeth McClelland is a young adult memoir that was released into the world this week. It details Lee’s life as a¬†youth¬†in North Korea. The tagline of the book,¬†The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea, was what initially drew me to read the book, and while I think that it met some of¬†my expectations, it left me wanting more.

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Book Review: Kindred Spirits (or, What fandom are you a part of?)

Book Review: Kindred Spirits (or, What fandom are you a part of?)

fan¬∑dom /ňąfand…ôm/: noun –¬†the state or condition of being a fan of someone or something.¬†The fans of a particular person, team, fictional series, etc., regarded collectively as a community or subculture.

I recently read Rainbow Rowell’s¬†Kindred Spirits (given to me by the¬†lovely Carlisa over at Confessions of Carlisa)¬†and thought it was such a cute novella. It’s a 60-page short story about a trio of Stars Wars junkies waiting in line for the latest movie. The thing is, you could replace “Star Wars” with¬†any fandom and you’d have the same exact story. There’s just something about meeting someone who loves something as much as you do, and that’s what¬†Kindred Spirits is all about.

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A “TBR” Spotlight: Caraval

A “TBR” Spotlight: Caraval

“TBR” in the bookish¬†world stands for “to be read,” and today I am pulling a book off of my TBR shelf¬†to share with all of you.¬†Caraval by Stephanie Garber is already getting a ton of hype from the advanced copies that have been released into the world. It’s slated to come out in January 2017, and if you haven’t heard of this book yet, it’s high time you did.

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9 Reasons You Need to Board the “Red Rising Series” LeechCraft

9 Reasons You Need to Board the “Red Rising Series” LeechCraft

So I have¬†finally finished¬†Morning Star¬†by Pierce Brown, the MOST FREAKING EPIC EVER conclusion to the Red Rising Series. I have been recommending this series since I read¬†Red Rising, but now that I’ve officially concluded the story, I can say with 100% confidence THAT YOU NEED TO READ THIS SERIES ALREADY IN FACT WHY ARE YOU STILL READING THIS POST BECAUSE YOU SHOULD BE READING THE SERIES. Ahem, anyway. Continue reading to see nine¬†extremely compelling reasons you need to board this¬†LeechCraft train.

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Book Review: The Serpent King

Book Review: The Serpent King

For some reason I thought The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner¬†was about video-games prior to¬†starting it. I have no idea why I thought that, because it couldn’t have been further from the truth. Instead, it was a beautifully told story of three friends trapped in the prejudices and ignorance of¬†a¬†small-town in Tennessee, the pain¬†of broken¬†families, and the horrors of high school life when you are the outcast.

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