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Scat by Carl Hiaasen

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Title: Scat
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Published: January 27th 2009 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
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★★★★ – 4 star

The book featured a boy named Nick as the main character. He and his best friend Marta get suspicious after their Biology teacher – Bunny Starch –  goes missing and the principal tries to tell everyone that she had a “family emergency”.

I love her name. Bunny Starch. Hehe. She’s so fierce but her name is so adorable. Continue reading “Scat by Carl Hiaasen”

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo

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Title: Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1)
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Published: August 28th 2017 by Random House Children’s Books
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★★★★★ – 5 stars

When I first heard about this book, I was so excited. But I was also nervous. Wonder Woman is one of my favorite superheroes and I didn’t want this book to not meet my expectations (especially after that awesome Wonder Woman movie).

I shouldn’t have worried. Leigh Bardugo nailed it. (Because she is a GODDESS.) Continue reading “Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo”

Posted in 1 Star, Book Reviews, Reviews, Young Adult Book Reviews

Kiss & Make Up by Katie D. Anderson

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Title: Kiss & Make Up
Author: Katie D. Anderson
Published: October 2nd 2012 by Skyscape
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★– 1 star

I did not expect Kiss and Make Up to be like this. Actually, I forgot most of my expectations. I just know that I was shocked after trying to read it.

The main character is a girl named Emerson. And she wants to kiss a boy so badly that it’s not even funny. Oh, and when she finally does, she finds out she can read the minds of the boys she kisses. And she finds a way to use her power to her advantage. She starts kissing all the nerdy boys so that she can absorb all their knowledge. And she starts falling for a nerdy boy, which is a problem because she doesn’t want to date someone who isn’t popular.

I DNF-ed halfway through. Continue reading “Kiss & Make Up by Katie D. Anderson”

Posted in 3 Stars, Book Reviews, Reviews, Young Adult Book Reviews

Fallout (Lois Lane #1) by Gwenda Bond

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Title: Fallout (Lois Lane #1)
Author: Gwenda Bond
Published: May 1st 2015 by Switch Press
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★★★ – 3 stars

I love superheroes, so I’m usually kind of biased whenever I read books like this. I always want to give them five stars. But I didn’t feel the need to with this one.

Normally, when I read, I get so involved in it, smiling at the dialogue and screaming mentally at the antagonists. But it wasn’t like that with this book. It was a quick, slightly entertaining read. I’d wouldn’t go so far as to say that reading it felt like a chore – because it wasn’t. I just didn’t get to into the story. Continue reading “Fallout (Lois Lane #1) by Gwenda Bond”

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Book Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennet

Title: Alex, Approximately
Author: Jenn Bennett
Published: April 4th 2017 by Simon Pulse
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★★★★★– 5 stars

Okay, so this book? The perfect beach read. I couldn’t put it down. Honestly, I looked at the blurb for this and was like “Meh.” I mean, it sounded super cliche and over-the-top romance-y. But even though I low-key hate cliches, I always have to buy books like these just in case there are hidden gems out there. I’m obsessed with books that execute cliches perfectly because any author who turns a cliche into something lovable is damn good. (Because let’s face it, putting a new spin on something that’s been done before is hard.) Not many authors can do this.

But Jenn Bennett somehow managed to spin straw into gold with her words.

Continue reading “Book Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennet”

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Book Review: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

★★★★– 4 stars

I literally just died of a cuteness heart attack. *cues the Demi Lovato song*

It’s just. Leah’s amazing. She’s amazing and relatable and deserves the world. The. Freaking. World. And her friends are awesome too! (*cough cough Simon Spier cough*) Continue reading “Book Review: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli”

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Book Review: Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

★– 1 star

My cousin raved about this book to me. She was all like “GO. GO NOW. Buy it or I will never talk to you again!”

Needless to say, I did not share her love for this book.

Numero Uno on the List of things I disliked about this book: the main character, Mariko.  Continue reading “Book Review: Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh”