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The Two Wrong Halves of Ruby Taylor by Amanda Panitch // Book Review

Blurb Amanda Panitch's middle-grade novel The Two Wrong Halves of Ruby Taylor is an exploration of mixed families, identity, hundred-year-old curses, and the terrifying challenge of standing up for yourself against your loved ones. Of her two granddaughters, Grandma Yvette clearly prefers Ruby Taylor's perfect—and perfectly Jewish—cousin, Sarah. They do everything together, including bake cookies and have secret sleep… Continue reading The Two Wrong Halves of Ruby Taylor by Amanda Panitch // Book Review

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The Getaway by Lamar Giles // Book Review

Blurb Welcome to the funnest spot around... Jay is living his best life at Karloff Country, one of the world’s most famous resorts. He’s got his family, his crew, and an incredible after-school job at the property’s main theme park. Life isn’t so great for the rest of the world, but when people come here… Continue reading The Getaway by Lamar Giles // Book Review

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New Young Adult Book Releases // 11th October

To Kill A Kingdom is getting a companion novel this week! This was a huge surprise to me, I only found out a week or two ago. ✨ - Anticipated Releases Vee's Pick Of The Week Princess of Souls by Alexandra Christo From the author of To Kill a Kingdom comes Princess of Souls, a Rapunzel-inspired YA fantasy romance… Continue reading New Young Adult Book Releases // 11th October

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Running Out of Time by Simon Fox // Book Review

Blurb I can steal time. The most I can take at the moment is fifteen seconds, which is not a lot. Grandmother took almost three minutes once and she told me she’s done more, but I never saw it. She says there are stories of someone who can take all the time in the world,… Continue reading Running Out of Time by Simon Fox // Book Review

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September Wrap Up // I’m Already Ready To Skip To 2023

We lost Smidge last week. She was older, but she got very sick very fast and I am still devastated to be honest, this month has been just awful. Books Read In September! ⭐️5 Star Books⭐️ I spent a lot of the month reading Babel, which was quite long but a lot of fun, I… Continue reading September Wrap Up // I’m Already Ready To Skip To 2023

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New Young Adult Book Releases // 20th September

Oh my god it's the run up to Christmas✨ - Anticipated Releases Vee's Pick Of The Week Fraternity Andy Mientus A queer, dark academia YA about a mysterious boarding school, a brotherhood that must stay in the shadows, and an ancient evil that could tear it all apart. In the fall of 1991, Zooey Orson… Continue reading New Young Adult Book Releases // 20th September

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Last Gamer Standing by Katie Zhao // Book Review

Blurb Twelve-year-old Reyna Cheng is the up-and-coming junior amateur Dayhold gamer, competing in a VR battle royale against AI monsters and human players alike. But despite Reyna's rising popularity and skills, no one know who she is. Gaming is still a boy's club and to protect herself against trolls, she games as the mysterious TheRuiNar. When Reyna… Continue reading Last Gamer Standing by Katie Zhao // Book Review

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Alice Austen Lived Here by Alex Gino // Book Review

Blurb From the award-winning author of George, a phenomenal novel about queerness past, present, and future. Sam is very in touch with their own queer identity. They're nonbinary, and their best friend, TJ, is nonbinary as well. Sam's family is very cool with it... as long as Sam remembers that nonbinary kids are also required to… Continue reading Alice Austen Lived Here by Alex Gino // Book Review