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Meet My Book Boyfriends feat. The Seafarer's Kiss, Starflight & more
Meet the reason why I stuck with most of these book series.  Sometimes cute boys are 100% a reason to keep on reading and swooning! Magnus from BOYS THAT BITE by Mari Mancusi One of my first book boyfriends ever! Magnus is the most awkward vampire you'd eve...

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[Review] Talon (#1) - Julie Kagawa: Dragons, Slayers, and a Love Triangle
In TALON, dragons Ember and her brother Dante are forced to temporarily mingle with the humans for the summer. Unfortunately they end up accidentally attracting a couple of dragon slayers. What intrigued me :  I was looking for a nice high fantasy book with...

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Recommendation: The Bone Witch - Rin Chupeco: Necromancy and Witches
In THE BONE WITCH, Tea gets taken in by a seasoned necromancer after she accidentally resurrects her dead older brother Fox. What intrigued me : Necromancy! How to sell a book to me in one word. For both fantasy lovers and skeptics THE BONE WITCH follows th...

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No More Free Diversity Education On This Blog | Blog News
Because of repeated harassment and lack of allyship, both on my social media and my blog, I have decided to no longer provide free education in terms of diversity.  I have about six posts left in my queue that I will still publish because it would be a wast...

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White Authors Who Write about Slavery | YA Talk
If you've read any of my reviews in the past months, you already know what's coming. These days, it's virtually impossible to find a speculative fiction read by a white author that doesn't feature their take on slavery.  I don't know why this is a thing, I ...

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Nobody Cares What You Read: "Censorship", "Bullying", and Problematic Books | Book Blogging Etiquette (#11)
If you've listened to the conversations regarding diverse books for...  ... more than 5 seconds, you're probably familiar with the obligatory person claiming censorship when told not to support a specific problematic book of choice. I think we need to learn...

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[Review] Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel: Epidemics and the Apocalypse
In STATION ELEVEN, an epidemic outbreak changes the lives of different people forever.  What intrigued me : I felt like reading some dystopian. Very Literary I tried my best with STATION ELEVEN, but we just weren't meant to be. This one of those extremely l...

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The Difference Between Romanticized Mental Illness and Romance with Mental Illness | YA Talk
Today I've brought Leah from While Reading and Walking on the blog to talk a bit about mental illness romanticization. Enjoy! As writers, readers, and reviewers, there is a lot of responsibility on our shoulders when it comes to the representation of mental...

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Recommendation: The Seafarers Kiss - Julia Ember: Bisexuality and Mermaids
In THE SEAFARER'S KISS, mermaid Ersel falls in love with shieldmaiden Ragna and causes lots of trouble back home at the ice castle. What intrigued me : I absolutely loved her debut UNICORN TRACKS . Action-filled intricate world I knew I'd love THE SEAFARER'...

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[Review] A Million Worlds With You (Firebird #3) - Claudia Gray: Parallel Universes and Evil Twins
In A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU, Marguerite's evil parallel universe self is hell-bent on killing every version of Marguerite in every single universe she can so she can't sabotage the plans of Home Office. What intrigued me : The conclusion to my favorite ser...
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