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    REVIEW: Wayward Son

    My Thoughts: This is a hard book to review because while I like it a lot, I’m not sure many readers of Carry On will. Don’t get me wrong it is a very good…

    September 26, 2019
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    REVIEW: The Absolute Book

    My Thoughts: It is so rare that I read a book that has me left in tears and astounded by the time I have finished it, yet I also want to start it all…

    September 23, 2019
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    REVIEW: The Unhoneymooners

    My Thoughts: I’m not really sure why I picked this up besides what I can only describe as fantasy fatigue. I had just finished We Hunt The Flame and the Grisha Trilogy when I…

    September 19, 2019
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    REVIEW: Frankly in Love

    My Thoughts: First off, I absolutely adore the fact that the title is a pun on Frank Li’s name like that’s just perfect. Secondly, fake dating is my all-time favourite ever romance trope. So,…

    September 16, 2019
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    REVIEW: Heartstopper

    My Thoughts: This sweet graphic novel came highly recommended by Sarah of Sarah Says, during our Queer Book Chat over on the AusYABloggers Blog. She is definitely someone I trust so I just had…

    September 12, 2019
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    REVIEW: Legacy

    My Thoughts: I read this book as part of the Aussie and Kiwi YA Bloggers August buddy read, which I was hosting. You can read the blog post and check out the chat questions…

    September 9, 2019
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    REVIEW: We Hunt The Flame

    My Thoughts: This book! You guys I was so excited about this book that when I saw it in my Owl Crate I squealed like actually and completely squealed. It was so loud that…

    September 5, 2019
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    REVIEW: Extraordinary Birds

    My Thoughts: This sweet Middle-Grade novel was originally recommended by Kelly. I was searching for some good trans fiction and Kelly had just read this one. I’m not a big reader of Middle-Grade fiction,…

    September 2, 2019
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    REVIEW: Sorcery of Thorns

    All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical…

    August 26, 2019
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    REVIEW: Wilder Girls

    It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one…

    August 15, 2019
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    REVIEW If I Was Your Girl

    Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, and she’s determined not to get too…

    August 14, 2019
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    REVIEW: These Witches Don’t Burn

    Hannah’s a witch, but not the kind you’re thinking of. She’s the real deal, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, Massachusetts,…

    August 13, 2019
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    REVIEW: Starworld

    Sam Jones and Zoe Miller have one thing in common: they both want an escape from reality. Loner Sam flies under the radar at school and walks on eggshells at home to manage her…

    July 22, 2019
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    REVIEW: As Sweet As Honey

    Chelsea Lambert is an unhappy receptionist, working for Honey, a glitzy dating website that she thinks is more than a bit sleazy. But she’s got bills to pay, especially if she wants to avoid…

    July 18, 2019
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    REVIEW: Hot Dog Girl

    Elouise (Lou) Parker is determined to have the absolute best, most impossibly epic summer of her life. There are just a few things standing in her way: * She’s landed a job at Magic…

    July 15, 2019
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    REVIEW: Once & Future

    I’ve been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I’ve always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur. Now I’m done…

    July 11, 2019
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    REVIEW: We Set The Dark On Fire

    At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband’s household or…

    July 8, 2019
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    REVIEW: Wicked Saints

    A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself. A prince in danger must decide who to trust. A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.  Together,…

    June 17, 2019
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    REVIEW: I Wish You All The Best

    When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they’re thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben…

    June 10, 2019
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    REVIEW: The Legends Of Greemulax

    Following in the tradition of J. K. Rowling and Roald Dahl, Kimmy Schmidt is an exciting new voice in middle-grade fantasy adventure. This debut will change the way boys and girls everywhere see the…

    May 27, 2019
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    REVIEW: Bloom

    Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band―if he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at their struggling…

    May 20, 2019
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    REVIEW: My Name Is Not Alexa Pearce.

    Alexa Pearce looks like a regular librarian at the Central Library in Portland, Oregon. But she’s hiding a secret. One that if exposed, could allow a great evil to take over the world. On…

    May 6, 2019
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    REVIEW: Hazel & Holly

    Nestled within an enchanted forest is the Grove, a community where witches and warlocks practice elemental magic, brew mystical potions, and lock their cellars against beer thieving gnomes. Life is quiet and uneventful. Well,…

    May 2, 2019
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    REVIEW: The Lost Coast

    Danny didn’t know what she was looking for when she and her mother spread out a map of the United States and Danny put her finger down on Tempest, California. What she finds are…

    April 29, 2019
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    REVIEW: The Boy Who Steals Houses

    Can two broken boys find their perfect home? Sam is only fifteen but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative he’s ever known. Now Sam’s trying to build…

    April 25, 2019
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    REVIEW: Red, White & Royal Blue

    To say I was excited when I got this ARC is an understatement. I had really thought I wouldn’t get a chance to read this until June. Then I saw it on NetGalley and…

    April 22, 2019
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    REVIEW: The Suburban Book of the Dead

    No one expected the last night of the Summer holidays to be deadly.Rain and her best friends Rachel and Jackie head to the carnival. Rain’s plan was to chat up Jake, who runs the…

    April 18, 2019
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    REVIEW: Songlines

    ‘We belong to the Earth, Lainie-Bug. We were sent here in human form for a reason. If you don’t know what to do, then just be human.’ Right. Like that was ever a simple…

    April 15, 2019