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Lore by Alexandra Bracken Review

  Title: Lore   Author: Alexandra Bracken   Age Group: Teen/Young Adult/New Adult   Genre: Fantasy/Horror   Series: Lore, book one   Star Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars   I bought this book and reviewed it.   Trigger  Warning: *  Rape, mentions of rape off-page, graphic violence, blood and gore, kidnapping, gaslighting, murder, sex, and abuse. If any of these topics are sensitive to you, I would suggest not reading this book! Your mental health always matters. *   Alexandra Bracken stole my heart with her sci-fi trilogy, The Darkest Minds, and later with her second series, which began with Passenger. So, when I found out she was writing a brand-new book, I was over the moon excited about it. I ordered it with my Christmas money, given to me by my mother-in-law. I’d been hearing from my  Booktok  and Discord friends about Lore, and I was curious. So, I decided once I was finished with A Heart So Fierce and Broken and Yolk, that I would dive in. This book... I finished it over a month ago and

Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi Review

Title: Yolk   Author: Mary H.K. Choi   Age Group: Teen/Young Adult   Genre: Contemporary Fiction   Series: Standalone   Star Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars   *TW: Eating disorders, talk of suicide and self-harm, emotional abuse*    If any of these things are sensitive or harmful to  you,  I would suggest not reading this book. Your mental health matters.                     I received an  advanced reader  copy of this book from a contest run by the publisher, Simon and Schuster—thank you so much!   I’ve been obsessed with Mary H.K. Choi ever since I read her debut novel, Emergency Contact. So, when I received an email that I’d won an ARC of it, I was so excited. It’s been sitting at the top of my book stack for a long time, beckoning to me with its bright and deceptively cheery shade of sunny-side-up egg yellow. As soon as I finished  Legendborn , I dove in, unsure of what to expect. But, almost despite myself, this story drew me in and grabbed me by the throat, narrated by Jayne, sardonic,

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn Review

  Title:  Legendborn   Author: Tracy Deonn   Age Group: Teen/Young Adult   Genre: Fantasy   Series:  Legendborn , book one   Star Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars   I received this book as a Christmas gift from one of my best friends; thank you so much, Jade!   I received my friend Jade in the Discord server in our Christmas exchange, and as soon as I was finished with Boyfriend Material, I dove in, not entirely sure what to expect. I knew the basic premise—King Arthur—and was immediately intrigued. I mean, I’ve been obsessed with King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, a bygone era full of chivalry, blood, and dangerous secrets, since I first learned to read. So, when I found this book, I wanted it immediately, and thanks to Jade, I have a copy for my home library!  Legendborn  might be one of my favorite books of 2021; I loved the way it took this classic legend and breathed fresh life and history into it. I loved every original, inspired and emotional moment of this breathtaking

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall Review

  Title: Boyfriend Material   Author: Alexis Hall   Age Group: Adult   Genre: Romance   Series: Standalone   Star Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars   I borrowed this book from my local library and reviewed it.   I asked my reading Discord server buddies to help me pick my next book, after Aurora Burning (which, just for the record, I’m still totally wrecked from! Jay and Amie, y’all are sadists! Lol.) And on that note, they all suggested Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall. And it turns out that this book was the perfect book to cure all the FEELS that AB left me with. This book was hilarious, romantic, witty and sexy; it really gave me Red, White and Royal Blue vibes, and I loved it. I had to force myself to slow down to make it last longer! I loved it; it made me laugh, cry, scream, and swoon. This was such a perfect, lovely story, and I’m such a complete sucker for the classic fake dating trope! Easily one of my favorite books of 2021! I will definitely be on the lookout for Alexis Hall’s