Hope Nation – Editor Rose Brock

HOPE NATION – Rose Brock (editor) PAGES: 304 TYPE: HARDCOVER GENRE: YOUNG ADULT, ANTHOLOGIES, SELF-HELP PUBLISHING INFO: FEBRUARY 27, 2018 MY RATING: ☆☆☆☆ (4/5 STARS) I received this book in exchange for a review (Thanks, Friya and Penguin Random House!) Wow! That’s literally all I can really say about this book. This is the first Anthology book that I’ve read, and I now know that I should pace myself, instead of trying to read it like a normal book. But I did really enjoy these […]

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The Great American Whatever

The Great American Whatever -Tim Federle  PAGES: 288 TYPE: PAPERBACK GENRE: YOUNG ADULT, ROMANCE, CONTEMPORARY PUBLISHING INFO: MARCH 29, 2016, BY SIMON AND SCHUSTER MY RATING: ☆☆☆☆ (4/5 STARS) ❞BASICALLY IT IS UNBELIEVABLE HOW SWEET I CAN BE WHEN NOBODY IS WATCHING.❞ I was sucked into this book by the first chapter and grew to love it and the characters as the story went on. This was such a cute story! Quinn’s humor and wit are SO relatable. I found his narrative to be accurate […]

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Wintersong: S. Jae-Jones

Wintersong -S. Jae-Jones Pages: 436 Type: Hardcover Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings, Romance, Publishing info: February 7, 2017, by Thomas Dunne Books My rating: ☆☆☆☆☆ (5/5 stars) ❞The kiss is sweeter than sin and fiercer than temptation. I am not gentle, I am not kind; I am rough and wild and savage.❞ Okay, this book gave me a WORLD of tears. *curses s. Jae-Jones to the wind* I thought we were friends?? Or at least had something going??? This story will leave you […]

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Interview with author of #Famous: Jilly Gagnon!

Jilly Gagnon is an AMAZING writer and one of my closest writing buddies. You can see my review of her book #Famous by clicking here: https://snowandbooks.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/famous/   AN INTERVIEW WITH JILLY GAGNON: So your story is based on a true event, correct?    It is! Specifically the #AlexFromTarget phenomenon–if you don’t remember it, Alex, a regular teenager working as a cashier at a Texas Target, had his picture snapped and suddenly, overnight, he got nearly a million followers on social media. […]

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#Famous by Jilly Gagnon

#Famous: Jilly Gagnon Pages: 384 pages Genre: Young Adult, contemporary, romance Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books, February 14, 2017 My rating: ☆☆☆☆☆ (5/5 stars) ❝I smiled a little. She had a crush on me? She seemed like the type that would be dating a twenty-year-old who smoked cigarettes end-to-end and wore skinny jeans and played bass in, like, some punk band. Huh. Rachel: unexpected.❞ This was such a cute book! This new YA contemporary by Jilly Gagnon stars Kyle, a popular guy who […]

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Number the Stars

At first glance, this looks like a children’s book. However, the subject matter was too intense to be one. This sweet story about a girl named Annemarie living in 1943 with a Jewish best friend named Ellen. Annamarie’s family helps hide her and her parents move to a safe place until the war is over. The story felt rushed, but it was a sweet story. (to be honest, I’m obsessed with the 1940’s. I don’t know why…) Below is an […]

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ACOTAR and ACOMAF

ACOTAR: *SPOILER FREE* If I’m being honest (which I am) it was REALLY HARD to get into this book. Feyre’s sisters got on my nerves (as they were supposed to) but Feyre began to get on my nerves too. I liked everyone except Tamlin. Well, I liked him a little, but, well….I’m on the next book so… All I’m gonna say is that I can relate to Feyre well. Taking care of your family when you have almost nothing. You constantly think of […]

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Change Places with Me

Change Places with Me – Lois Metzger Pages: 224 Type: Hardcover Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, coming-of-age Publishing info: June 14, 2016, by Balzer + Bray My rating: ☆☆☆ (3/5 stars) To be honest, the book was a little boring to me at first. Gradually, you start to hear the voice. Not the “I’m an author writing a story” voice, but a “This is ___ she has a story. Let’s listen” With the two books by her, I’ve read, she has this strong […]

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Interview with Lois Metzger

C: Hi, Lois, I’m so glad I’m able to talk with you! I read your story A Trick of The Light and enjoyed it very much. Now I had the honor to read your new book Change Places With Me, which was an all-nighter for me! So, as we know, your story Change Places with Me isn’t the kind most people picking it up are thinking it is, so tell us a little why you decided to have kind of […]

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2017 Books Read

The Absolutely True story of a part-time Indian – Sherman Alexie ★★★★ Go Ask Alice -Anonymous  ★ The Curious Incident of the dog in the Nighttime -Mark Haddon ★★ The Catcher in The Rye – J.D. Salinger  ★★★★ Au Revoir Crazy European Chick -Joe Schreiber ★★★★ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children -Ransom Riggs ★★★★★ A court of Thorns and Roses ★★★★★

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