Overall: 5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Shadows Between Us is a fun, addictive novel that lived up to all of my expectations- a feat I worried would be impossible.
“They’ve never found the body of the first and only boy who broke my heart. And they never will.”
(This is literally the first line in the book how can you not want to read more?!?!)
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// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Assault, Slut Shaming, Murder //
Release Date: 2/25/2020
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Page Count: 326
This book has been described as a Slytherin romance, and honestly? There’s no better way to describe it. Alessandra has a goal: marry the Shadow King, then kill him and take his kingdom. The challenge? She isn’t the only one who wants him dead, and she must keep him alive long enough to make it to the author.
“I know when I’ve been beaten, and I have barely even started.”
Read more for all of my thoughts on this book!!
Okay, I know Valentines day was a week ago and everyone has already made their list of favorite romances, but I want to do it to.
And to be extra special, I did it in slideshow form. Because I clearly have way too much free time.
Romance plot lines can make or break a book. The majority of YA books include one, but they’re not always great. So, I made a list of YA books with adorable romances (spanning a few different genres) that are perfect if you’re looking to be swept off your feet!
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Keep reading for a few bonus recommendations!
I also include a transcript of the slideshow below for anyone with screen readers or trouble loading images!
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It’s my birthday tomorrow, so what better way to get ready for it than by listing my most anticipated releases of this month!!
We’ve got some strong contenders this month, so let’s skip the talking here and just jump straight to the books you need to add to your TBR!
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Release Date: 2/4/2020
Series: All The Stars and Teeth #1
Genre: YA Fantasy (Pirates)
Page Count: 384
When Princess Amora’s demonstration to prove her mastery of soul magic goes awry, she strikes a deal with a pirate, Bastian. In return for helping her prove she is fit for the throne, she must help him reclaim the magic that was stolen from him. I cannot tell you how long I’ve been waiting for this book. I can’t believe it’s here and I can finally read it!
Read more to see my full list of my most anticipated February 2020 releases!
Since Victorious has hit Netflix, everyone has been binging it. Myself included. And what have I learned from it? Well, it was definitely a little more problematic than I remembered, but damn, that soundtrack is full of bops.
And because of that, I’ve had the music stuck in my head in a loop for the past couple of weeks. So, I thought, why not capitalize on it and share my 10 favorite Victorious songs, and recommend a book to go with each them!!
I will admit, some of these were a lot easier than others, but, if you’re looking for something to read once you’ve finished your Victorious marathon, I’ve got a few recommendations for you. Also, be sure to read to the end because I’ve linked to a spotify playlist of all of these songs for you to listen to!!
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You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 304
Release Date: April 2nd, 2019
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Purchase At: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound
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See me wearing a smile, even if I’m broke
I’ll be singing the words from a song I wrote
And I called it Make It In America
Read more for the rest of my Top 10 Victorious songs, and the books I think they pair best with!!
*All quotes are taken from the ARC and are subject to change. *
Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 4.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Warrior of the Wild is an addictive read. While it might have lacked some of the magic of Tricia Levenseller’s previous series, it still stole my heart.
“‘A man who finds his masculinity threatened by a powerful woman is no man at all,’ he says. ‘You want someone who lifts you up, not tries to bring you down.'”