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    The Infinity Courts – What does it mean to be human?

    🌸 Title: The Infinity Courts 🌸Author: Akemi Dawn Bowman 🌸Release Date: April 6th, 2021🌸Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fiction, Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Romance🌸 A non-major spoilers review.🌸I received an ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. “And in this moment, I’m not a spy or a person without a family. I’m one half of a star, bursting across the sky with the only boy that makes my heart feel like it’s on fire.” -Akemi Dawn Bowman, The Infinity Courts The Infinity Courts follows eighteen-year-old Nami Miyamoto as she seemingly is living a good life. She has her best friend turned boyfriend, a loving family, and she just graduated high school. But…

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    Lost in the Never Woods – The tension lacked and nothing really happened

    🌸 Title: Lost in the Never Woods🌸Author: Aiden Thomas🌸Release Date: March 23rd, 2021🌸Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Retellings🌸 A non-major spoilers review.🌸Note: I received an ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review “I thought you weren’t afraid of anything?” Wendy heard herself say. She was lightheaded and breathless. “I’m terrified,” he said quietly. -Aiden Thomas, Lost in the Never Woods Lost in the Never Woods introduces us to Wendy Darling, a girl traumatized after losing her memories and her brothers. Five years later, a boy falls from the sky—literally, and tells her that she’s the key to finding the children who have been disappearing. But she will have…

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    Series Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses – A series that changed the YA genre

    It’s not often that I find myself struggling to find the words to describe a book. Often I can just bada-bing-bada-boom and come up with a review. Even when I first read this series I couldn’t quite put into words what I felt because I’d first read Throne of Glass, and ACOTAR was a whole different species. ACOTAR was the first Young Adult series that I questioned for being YA. It seemed to be Adult, but at the same time, the age of the characters belonged in YA. It was dark, gritty, and had sex scenes that I hadn’t even read in any Adult book. So how do we decide…

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    From Blood and Ash – A New Mesmerizing Series That I Fell In Love With

    🌸 Title: From Blood And Ash (Book 1) 🌸Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout 🌸Published: March 30th, 2020 🌸Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance 🌸A no major spoilers review. “With my sword and with my life, I vow to keep you safe, Penellaphe,” he spoke, voice deep and smooth, reminding me of rich, decadent chocolate. “From this moment until the last moment, I am yours.” -Jennifer L. Armentrout, From Blood And Ash Poppy is the Maiden. She cannot be touched, looked at, or spoken to, and it’s not the life she imagined. She’d much rather be fighting. Hawke, a soldier bound to protect her, makes her question everything and makes her…

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    Midnight Sun is just vampire teen angst in 700 pages

    🌸 Title: Midnight Sun 🌸Author: Stephenie Meyer 🌸Published: August 4th, 2020 🌸Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance 🌸A no major spoilers review. I also reviewed Midnight Sun in my August 2020 Wrap Up video (wow, where did the time go?) if you’d rather just watch that. “Maybe if I could be unconscious, if I could dream, I could live for a few hours in a world where she and I could be together. She dreamed of me. I wanted to dream of her.” -Stephanie Meyer, Midnight Sun Midnight Sun, based on the Twilight series, gives the perspective of Edward Cullen. With this dark twist, we get to experience his…

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    Series Review: Caraval – A wet noodle of a magic series

    I’ve recently decided to take some trips down memory lane and revamp my reviews and post them on my blog rather than have them sit on Goodreads. Caraval is one of those. I really had a hard time reading this series, and I feel bad because so many people seemed to love it. I stuck with it because I was hoping Tessa’s point of view in Legendary would sway my opinion, but it didn’t change much. My video below also gives my opinion on the Caraval series along with some other books such as Serpent & Dove and Midnight Sun, which hopefully I’ll have reviews up for on my blog…

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    Kingdom of Ash – I have no words to describe my feelings

    🌸 Title: Kingdom of Ash🌸Author: Sarah J. Maas🌸Published: October 23rd, 2018🌸Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance🌸Preview: Aelin is locked within a box and must find the courage to stay strong as her friends and allies figure out how to free her.🌸A no major spoilers review. Originally, I was going to write about all of the Throne of Glass books. Realistically, however, it’s been so long since I’ve read them that I cannot give an honest review from the heart—but that’s okay. I have an overall review here based on Kingdom of Ash that should tie up my feelings into a nice bow. Aelin Galathynius gave herself up to Maeve for her…

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    Harley Merlin – A Harry Potter knockoff that is a big disappointment

    🌸 Title: Harley Merlin🌸Author: Bella Forrest🌸Published: August 27th, 2018🌸Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal🌸Preview: A Harry Potter lookalike with glaringly obvious Harry Potter tropes that don’t work.🌸A no major spoilers review. Harley Merlin can sense people’s emotions and works at a casino in order to make use of these powers. A monster arrives after working at the casino and she meets Wade Crowley, a warlock. Harley decides to involve herself in the world of magic when attempts on her life come to fruition and Wade’s convincing pitches work. Can she find whoever is after her? Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven attempts to market itself as a Harry Potter lookalike,…

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    The Darkest Powers series – Had potential to be great, fell short

    🌸 Title: The Darkest Powers series🌸Author: Kelley Armstrong🌸Published: Final book published April 6th, 2010🌸Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Fiction🌸Preview: A series with characters that I just didn’t care about with endings that left on major cliffhangers—including the last book.🌸A no major spoilers review. The Darkest Powers series begins with The Summoning. It introduces Chloe Sanders, a girl who was pretty normal until she saw her first ghost at her school. She’s whisked away to a mental home, Lyle House, and they tell her she has Schizophrenia. But what if she can really see ghosts? I vaguely remember reading The Darkest Powers series as a kid. Before I reread it,…

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    Frenzy – A vampire series that left me more confused than intrigued

    🌸 Title: Frenzy (Books 1 & 2 but DNF’ed at 30%)🌸Author: Casey L. Bond🌸Published: February 9th, 2016🌸Genre: Paranormal, Horror, Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance🌸Preview: A tiny town doesn’t know everyone else’s business and nothing is ever explained.🌸A no major spoilers review. 🌸Disclaimer: I was given this book for free from a giveaway, so I felt obligated to read it. Frenzy is based on this colony that separates itself from a disease, and the nightwalkers (vampires) protect them. The vampires protect the humans who go hunting for food in exchange for blood. And Porschia, our main character, has to go through the rotation. If I’m being completely honest, Frenzy was just…boring. It…