Review | More Than We Can Tell

Title: More Than We Can Tell (Letters to the Lost #2)

Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Publisher: Bloomsbury

My rating: ★★★★

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Rev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed to keep them at bay…until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.

Emma Blue spends her time perfecting the computer game she built from scratch, rather than facing her parents’ crumbling marriage. She can solve any problem with the right code, but when an online troll’s harassment escalates, she’s truly afraid.

When Rev and Emma meet, they both long to lift the burden of their secrets and bond instantly over their shared turmoil. But when their situations turn dangerous, their trust in each other will be tested in ways they never expected. This must-read story will once again have readers falling for Brigid Kemmerer’s emotional storytelling.

Review:

I’m not surprised that I loved this book as much as I did. I have learned that I throughly enjoy Brigid Kemmerer’s writing. It’s so easy to get into and very hard to put down. I know I can always count on her to bring me a story that leave me wanting more!

More Than We Can Tell is a companion novel to Letters to the Lost, which I absolutely loved!  Personally, I don’t feel like you have to read the first book in order to understand this one. It can definitely stand on its own. I will say that you may get more out of Rev’s chapters if you already knew him from Letters. There are also some major spoilers about side characters so just be aware of that if you plan to read this book before Letters to the Lost.

I was so happy that Rev got his own book! He was such a great character in Letters to the Lost and I was excited to learn more about him! He has gone through so much in his life and honestly he deserves the entire world. Rev’s backstory is one that will break your heart and make you furious. As a child, he was abused by his biological father. The man who was supposed to love and take care of him used religion as an excuse to hurt Rev. After years with zero communication, Rev gets a letter in mail from his bio father. In a split second, he whole demeanor changes. It’s like he’s right back where he was as a 7 year old kid…absolutely terrified. His story really shows the long lasting effects of child abuse. It hurt me so much to see Rev struggling. He is the biggest sweetheart and I just wanted him to be happy and safe.

We get introduced to a new character named Emma. She  is really into coding and gaming. She even made her own video game that other people play!  How cool is that?? I did enjoy her chapters, but it was hard to like Emma at times. She’s not a great friend, she pretty immature and she so rude to her mom. She’s is a teenager though, so I mean weren’t we all that way at one point?

The relationship between Rev and Emma was sweet, but not my favorite thing about the book. I loved that they were able to open up to each other without feeling any judgement. Both characters had a lot in their minds and they needed someone to talk to. Other than that, I didn’t feel like they had any chemistry at all. I’m kind of bummed about it honestly.

More Than We Can Tell discusses the negative sides of the online community.  Emma is constantly harassed by a random person oh her video game. It starts at them saying she can’t play because she is a girl and it leads to so much worse. Emma goes about the situation in the best way possible, but even then the person finds a way back. Emma also learns the hard way that sometimes people on the internet aren’t always who they say they are or who they seem to be. The internet can be a wonderful place but there are definitely some scary things about it. Brigid Kemmerer did a fantastic job making Emma’s story so realistic.

My absolute favorite part of this book was getting to see more of Rev and Declan’s friendship! We met Declan in Letters to the Lost and ugh I adore him. It was good to catch up with him and see how things are going. He actually takes a really huge step in this book and it was so heartwarming to see Rev right there by his side. Their friendship is one of my all time favorites. They are always there to support each other no matter what.

So basically, More Than We Can Tell was wonderful and I highly suggest you read it. Go ahead and read Letters to the Lost while you’re at it! 🙂

ARC Review | It Sounded Better in My Head

Title: It Sounded Better in My Head

Author: Nina Kenwood

Publisher: Flatiron Books (US) / Text Publishing (Australia)

Release date: April 7, 2020

My rating: ★★★★.5

Synopsis via Goodreads:

From debut author Nina Kenwood comes a tender, funny, and compulsively readable novel about first love and its confusions, and all of the awkwardness of teen romance.

When her parents announce their impending divorce, Natalie can’t understand why no one is fighting, or at least mildly upset. Then Zach and Lucy, her two best friends, hook up, leaving her feeling slightly miffed and decidedly awkward. She’d always imagined she would end up with Zach one day―in the version of her life that played out like a TV show, with just the right amount of banter, pining, and meaningful looks. Now everything has changed, and nothing is quite making sense. Until an unexpected romance comes along and shakes things up even further.

It Sounded Better in My Head is a compulsively readable love letter to teenage romance in all of its awkward glory, perfect for fans To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Emergency Contact.

Review:

I had an absolute blast reading It Sounded Better in My Head! This was one of those books that I couldn’t put down. When I had to take breaks all I thought about was these characters. I could honestly read 500 more pages about their lives!

In this book we follow Natalie, who’s parents just told her they are separating. To make matters worse, her two best friends hooked up. Everything is changing and nothing makes sense anymore. Then an unexpected romance comes along and shakes things up even more…

Our main character Natalie had a very rough time during puberty. It was not kind to her at all. She developed severe acne. I really appreciate that the author chose to discuss this topic. I was very lucky not to experience much acne growing up so this story showed me exactly how much of a toll it can put on someone. It affects not only your appearance, but your mental health. Natalie talks about having to take medication to calm the acne. She also shares all the side effects she had because of the medication. It is a lot and I couldn’t imagine being in her position. 

Her self confidence is also affected by her troubles with acne. She doesn’t like wearing certain clothing because it shows her scars. She has to make sure her makeup is applied well so it covers everything. She will cancel plans if she has a pimple. So much of her time is consumed by worrying and second guessing everything. It broke my heart. Throughout the book though, she really grows and starts to love who she is. 

Natalie‘s parents were the best! I loved how supportive and involved they were. They wanted her to experience all the good and bad that life has to offer. At the very beginning of the book, they tell Natalie that they are separating. She takes it pretty well at first, but of course deep down she is truly upset. There is a point when her mom decides to start dating again and Natalie is very angry about it. I understand why she felt the way she did, but there was no reason to make her mom feel like a terrible person. She was just trying to be happy. I don’t feel like their argument was ever really resolved so that is my only issue I had with the book.

The friendship between Natalie, Lucy and Zach was interesting to read about. I mean, I have been in Natalie’s place. It sucks to have a friend group of three and then the other two friends start dating. There’s nothing fun about being the third wheel. With all the changes going on, things get pretty rocky. Every friendship has its ups and downs, but at the end of the day, the three friends were always there for one another. I loved how protective Zach was and how encouraging Lucy was. Such a great group!

Okay now for the best part of the book…the romance! I don’t want to spoil who Natalie meets, but ugh they were so cute. The love interest is swoon worthy for sure. The chemistry between the two is 10/10. Natalie is very new to everything that comes with dating so I loved all the awkward things that happened. It was so realistic. The couple’s relationship isn’t perfect by any means. It gets messy, but you can bet that I was rooting for them the whole time!

Overall, It Sounded Better in My Head was everything that I wanted it to be plus more. If you are looking for a fun and quick contemporary that has depth and a sweet romance…look no further!

ARC Review | Harley in the Sky

Title: Harley in the Sky

Author: Akemi Dawn Bowman

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Release date: March 10, 2020

My rating: ★★★★

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Harley Milano has dreamed of being a trapeze artist for as long as she can remember. With parents who run a famous circus in Las Vegas, she spends almost every night in the big top watching their lead aerialist perform, wishing with all her soul that she could be up there herself one day.

After a huge fight with her parents, who continue to insist she go to school instead, Harley leaves home, betrays her family and joins the rival traveling circus Maison du Mystère. There, she is thrust into a world that is both brutal and beautiful, where she learns the value of hard work, passion and collaboration. But at the same time, Harley must come to terms with the truth of her family and her past—and reckon with the sacrifices she made and the people she hurt in order to follow her dreams. 

Review:

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a eARC in exchange for an honest review.

After finishing Harley in the Sky, all I want is circus related contemporaries! This was my first time reading anything by Akemi Dawn Bowman, but I can say with certainty that it will not be my last. Her writing was so beautiful and she knows how to pull at your heart strings. 

Our maim character Harley wants nothing more than to train to become a trapeze artist. While she is passionate about her dream, her parents don’t think it’s a great idea. They only want what is best for her but Harley feels like they aren’t listening or supporting her. Because of this, she really will do anything and everything to be in the circus. Harley is not perfect by any means, but I still loved her. She makes multiple mistakes and she hurts the people she loves. She has good intentions, she just goes about things the wrong way. I really couldn’t help but root for her though.

This book comes with an amazing and diverse group of characters. I loved all the circus crew that Harley mets along the way. In particular, Dexi and Vivien were there for her when she really needed it the most. Also, Vas was sweet and helpful in his own quiet way. 

The circus setting was perfect. I loved getting to see behind the scenes and learning how much hard work goes into each performance and event. It brought back memories of going to the circus as a kid. It was always so magical. The author really made everything come to life!

Of course there was a romance and it was really cute. Being that it wasn’t the main focus, I felt like it took a while for the chemistry to appear, but when it did, it was THERE! I love that their relationship kind of mirrored Harley’s parents in a way. I can’t really explain what I mean by that because of spoilers, but if you read this book then you’ll know. It was a sweet thing to add.

Harley in the Sky touches upon mental health and the stigma surrounding it. Harley struggles with what seems like depression (it wasn’t labeled or diagnosed as far as I can remember). Her family believes that it is something that will just pass and it can be ignored. Harley though, wants them to understand that it’s a part of who she is. It is her normal. I want to mention that there is a brief discussion about suicide. It is only a small part, but if it’s something that triggers you, read with caution!

Overall, this book was a delight to read. The setting was stunning, the characters were complex and the writing flows so well. I can’t recommend Harley in the Sky enough. You will get lost in the beauty and magic of the circus!

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ARC Review | Lucky Caller

Title: Lucky Caller

Author: Emma Mills

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

Release date: January 14, 2020

My rating: ★★★★

Synopsis via Goodreads:

When Nina decides to take a radio broadcasting class her senior year, she expects it to be a walk in the park. Instead, it’s a complete disaster.

The members of Nina’s haphazardly formed radio team have approximately nothing in common. And to maximize the awkwardness her group includes Jamie, a childhood friend she’d hoped to basically avoid for the rest of her life.

The show is a mess, internet rumors threaten to bring the wrath of two fandoms down on their heads, and to top it all off Nina’s family is on the brink of some major upheaval.

Everything feels like it’s spiraling out of control―but maybe control is overrated?

Review:

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review!

First off, can we all agree that Emma Mills gets the best book covers ever! All of them have been so gorgeous. Every time I look at this one, I swear it gets a little more beautiful.

Lucky Caller is the third book I have read by this author and it is definitely my favorite! I went into this expecting a story with a swoon worthy romance and amazing friendships and guess what? That is exactly what I got and I loved it! I know I can always rely on an Emma Mills book to make my heart happy.

I really adored Nina’s family. She had two sisters, Rose and Sidney, who were incredible. They were always around to give advice and they were so supportive of each other’s decisions. Nina’s mom and her fiancé Dan were great as well. Dan was such a cool dude. Not only was he a dentist, he was a Youtuber too. What a combination. I loved that he was there for Nina when her biological dad couldn’t be. Step parents do not always get the recognition that they deserve so I am happy that the author chose to include this in the story.

Jamie completely stole my heart. He was Nina’s neighbor and friend. I just loved how precious and innocent he was. He had the biggest heart ad truly cared for everyone. I wish we would have had a backstory for him though. I wanted to know more about him and his family. 

Then there was the romance and oh my, it was the cutest. It was friends to more which is my absolute favorite trope. This one was a little different though. They had to mend their somewhat broken friendship first. It took a while for that to happen, but it was worth the wait in the end!

I am forever wishing that my high school had a radio broadcast! I am a huge nerd so I definitely loved this aspect of the story. We followed Nina, Jamie, Sasha and Joydeep as they figure out how to run the show. Things start out pretty rocky for the group, but with lots of teamwork they find their way. Their friendship was definitely one of a kind. The banter between the four was 10/10 hilarious. Definitely some great laugh out loud moments. 

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this story! I honestly can’t recommend it enough! If you are looking for a fun and heartwarming contemporary…Lucky Caller is for you!

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September Book Haul

Hi everyone!

Another month has passed & of course I bought too many books!

As always, if you would like to know more about any of these, I have linked all of their Goodreads pages!

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks

This graphic novel is giving me ALL the fall vibes and I really need that right now! It’s literally 90 degrees where I live and it is freaking October. I need cool weather!

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Melanie from meltotheany has me very excited for this book! I was going to wait to buy it, but then Tor announced that the first editions had black sprayed edges sooo I jumped on that real quick.

The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young

Can we talk about the beauty that is this book?!

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

Have you ever requested an eARC from NetGalley but then realize that it’s a sequel to a book you haven’t read yet?? Yeah, I did that. So now I need to read The Start of Me and You sometime soon. I’m not mad about it though, I am actually really interested in this book!

The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd Jones

This was the book pick for Owlcrate’s September box. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this & I absolutely loved it!! You can read my review here. I have to be 100% honest with you though, I’m not a big fan of the cover change that Owlcrate did. I really loved the original black cover, but oh well! I am happy that they kept the gorgeous skull!

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

I finally found a signed original cover in hardback! I am over the moon to have it. I got this off eBay and I was so nervous that it wasn’t going to be the cover I wanted, but thankfully it was! I totally did a little sequel when I opened the package too! 😂

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

We are ending this haul on the most gorgeous book! This is the collectors edition and I love it so much. It looks amazing next to the Six of Crows one!

Have you read any of these? What books did you haul last moth?

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ARC Review | She’s the Worst

Title: She’s the Worst

Author: Lauren Spieller

Release date: September 3, 2019

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

My rating: ★★★★

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Sisters April and Jenn haven’t been close in years. Jenn’s too busy with school, the family antique shop, and her boyfriend, and April would rather play soccer and hang out with the boy next door.

But when April notices her older sister is sad about staying home for college, she decides to do something about it. The girls set off to revive a pact they made as kids: spend an epic day exploring the greatest hits of their childhood and all that Los Angeles has to offer.

Then April learns that Jenn has been keeping a secret that could rip their family—and their feuding parents—apart. With only one day to set things right, the sisters must decide if their relationship is worth saving, or if the truth will tear them apart for good.

Review:

Thank you to Netgalley and Simon & Schuster for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.

In She’s the Worst we follow sisters April & Jenn who haven’t been close in years. They have different priorities. When April notices her sister is sad about staying home from college, she decides to to something about it. The sisters spend a day revisiting memories from their childhood. April soon learns that Jenn has been keeping a secret that could rip their family apart.

I have to admit, I went into this book thinking it would be a fluffy contemporary, but oh was I wrong! She’s the Worst hit me pretty hard. There is so much emotion throughout the story and I was just not expecting it.  

I really liked both of the sisters, but wow they are completely different people. April is a soccer star who is carefree & outgoing. Jenn, on the other hand is a bookworm who likes everything to be perfect & tidy. When they were kids, the two were best friends, but as they got older they started to drift apart and now their relationship is hang on by a thread. Throughout the story we see April and Jenn work through their differences and try to rebuild their relationship. The author did a fantastic job showing how complex sibling relationships can be. I have three siblings myself so at times I could definitely relate to how April & Jenn felt about each other.

I absolutely loved getting to see a little bit of LA! I don’t travel much, but Los Angeles is a place that I have always wanted to go to, so getting a tour of the city was fun. Since April and Jenn have a rocky relationship, I figured the Special Sister Day would have a few bumps in the road, but not quite as many as there actually was. I wish there would have been a few stops that didn’t turn sour. It would have been nice to have at least one activity be a good childhood memory for both of the sisters.

I know this is titled She’s the Worst, but for real, the parents were the absolute worst. They were awful. Their relationship is so unhealthy. Not only do they act like children and argue over everything, but Jenn is left to be the adult and mediator between them. They are also unbelievably selfish. They do not care about their kid’s feelings or their future at all. I don’t think I have never hated two fictional characters so much n my life.

My favorite part of She’s the Worst was the romance. It was so swoon worthy! This book has my favorite trope of all time & I was LIVING for it. I saw it coming from the very beginning and when the two finally got together my heart was so happy!

Overall, I enjoyed She’s the Worst. It was an emotional roller coaster to say the least. If you are looking for a book with a realistic sister relationship, I highly recommend picking this up on September 3, 2019!

WWW Wednesday

Today Is WWW Wednesday! This is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. It’s pretty simple, all you have to do is answer the three questions!

As always, if you’d like to know more about any of these books, I have linked their Goodreads pages!

Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

Life has been a little chaotic lately so I haven’t had much time to physically read anything so I decided to pick up an audiobook. I am really enjoying Always Never Yours! I am so into the theater aspect of the story. It’s definitely a lot of fun! I have about 2 hours left in the audio so I should be able to finish it today. Fingers crossed!

The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd Jones

This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year & somehow I was able to snag me an ARC! This book was SO GOOD! It was so unique & creepy. My full review is scheduled for early September so look out for that!

Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

I couldn’t pick what I wanted to read next so I did a poll over on my bookstagram! This book won by a mile. It’s been sitting on my TBR cart since February so it is about time I read it!

What are you currently reading? Are you enjoying it?

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Review | The Princess and the Fangirl

Title: The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con #2)

Author: Ashley Poston

Publisher: Quirk Books

Pages: 316

My rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis via Goodreads:

The Prince and the Pauper gets a modern makeover in this adorable, witty, and heartwarming young adult novel set in the Geekerella universe by national bestselling author Ashley Poston.

Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: save her favorite character, Princess Amara, from being killed off from her favorite franchise, Starfield. The problem is, Jessica Stone—the actress who plays Princess Amara—wants nothing more than to leave the intense scrutiny of the fandom behind. If this year’s ExcelsiCon isn’t her last, she’ll consider her career derailed.

When a case of mistaken identity throws look-a-likes Imogen and Jess together, they quickly become enemies. But when the script for the Starfield sequel leaks, and all signs point to Jess, she and Imogen must trade places to find the person responsible. That’s easier said than done when the girls step into each other’s shoes and discover new romantic possibilities, as well as the other side of intense fandom. As these “princesses” race to find the script-leaker, they must rescue themselves from their own expectations, and redefine what it means to live happily ever after.

Review:

Ashely Poston has done it again! She has made my geeky, fandom loving heart so happy. I absolutely loved The Princess and the Fangirl. It was everything that I wanted plus more!

First off, this is the companion novel to Geekerella, which Iabsolutely loved! Technically you can read The Princess and the Fangirl without reading the other book, but I don’t think I really recommend it. There are a ton of Geekerella references that you won’t understand if you don’t read that book first. I have a good feeling you will be pretty confused and you won’t get to fully enjoy this book! Also, you should just go read Geekerella because it is amazing!

Okay so I am a huge nerd, I take pride in it. I love almost everything about fandoms. I love the geeking out over your favorite shows, movies or books. I love the friendships you can make. I love the conventions you can go to. I just love that you can be your true self in any fandom. The Princess and the Fangirl had all of that! Ashley Poston does an amazing job showing all aspects a fandom…the good, the bad and the ugly. Through Imogen and Jess you get to see the relationship between an actor and their fans and vice versa. Imogen and Jess walk a mile in each other’s shoes. One gets to learn what it is like to be a fangirl who goes to conventions regularly, while the other one learns what it’s like to be an actress at a convention. Both of the characters learn so much about themselves and each other.

The author also describes the toxic side of fandom so perfectly. I don’t think people truly realize how nasty it can get sometimes. Jess makes it very known that she doesn’t really want to be a art of the Starfield fandom. Mainly because she has had such negative interactions with people. She is constantly getting rude and hateful comments on her social media. Its ridiculous. I’m happy that the author brings this up. Actors/celebrities are people too and they don’t deserve the bullying that they get.

Like I said above, there are a ton of references to Geekerella. I loved getting to see Elle and Darien again! Just knowing that they are still together makes my heart so unbelievably happy! Reading this book really makes me want to go back and reread Geekerella as soon as possible!

Let’s talk about a little bit about the romance. If you have read some of my reviews before, then you will know that I am not a huge fan of instalove. It’s just not my thing, but sometimes it can be done well….like with this book. Since this is set a a convention, everything happens within the span of four days. So there has to be some instalove thrown in there, theres no getting around it. The romances were super cute! One of them was a hate to love thing, which ugh is one of my favorites tropes ever! Ashley Poston really made you root for the couples. So are the the romances realistic? No, not really. Are they super duper fun? Heck yes.

If you are looking for a book with some LGBTQ+ representation…look no further! There is a F/F romance (not spoiling it!), Imogen has two moms and her brother has a boyfriend. It’s quite wonderful.

I HAVE to mention that there were references to Supernatural, High School Musical and Harry Potter in this book! You can’t get much better than that! They definitely put a big smile on my face!

Overall, this book was fantastic. If you are someone who geeks out over fandoms then The Princess and the Fangirl is the PERFECT read for you! I cant wait for the next book in this companion series. I believe it will be a Beauty and the Beast retelling & I am here for it!!

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Review | Letters to the Lost

Title: Letters to the Lost

Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Pages: 388

My rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her grave. It’s the only way Juliet can cope.

Declan Murphy isn’t the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he’s trying to escape the demons of his past.

When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can’t resist writing back. Soon, he’s opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they’re not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.

Review:

Okay I am just going to say this right off the bat…this book was INCREDIBLE! I don’t know if I am going to be able to put into words how much I loved it, but I am going to try!

In Letters to the Lost we follow Juliet who recently lost her mother in a car accident. Writing letters to each other was something special they did. Even though her mom has passed, she still writes to her frequently and leaves the letters on the gravestone. While doing community service at the cemetery, Declan finds one of the letters and decides to respond to it…  

Letters to the Lost heavily deals with grief, guilt and anger. I can’t even begin to explain how difficult this was to read at times. The characters pain felt unbelievably realistic. It was heartbreaking. There were definitely a couple times when I had to put the book down because I needed a breather. It gets pretty dark not going to lie.

This book has an anonymous friendship going on, which is something I really enjoy. Juliet and Declan were able to be really honest with each other through the letters and emails. There were no preconceived notions so the two could be vulnerable in a way they have never been before. 

I loved that the characters had a hobby that they were really good at. Juliet had photography and Declan had cars. Though both of these things had a sad history behind them, I think they could still use them to get away from their troubles for a bit.

Declan & Juliet’s best friends were the absolute best! I love seeing a good healthy friendship in a YA book! Rowan understood that Juliet was going through a rough time. She was supportive & helped give Juliet the little push she needed to get things back on track. Then there was Declan’s best friend Rev…oh my gosh what an angel! He was ALWAYS there for Declan, no matter what. They have such a special friendship. I’m excited to learn more about Rev in the companion to this book!

I really loved the relationship that the main characters had with their teachers. Declan’s English teacher & Juliet’s photography teacher knew what their students were capable of & they gave them the support they needed to reach their full potential. It was wonderful.

There are so many lessons to learn from this book. To me, the biggest one is not to judge someone based off what you hear. Declan was constantly being misjudged. People had heard stories about his past and they assumed he was just a criminal. No one tries to get to know the real Declan. In real life this is something that happens every single day. No one deserves to be treated the way that Declan was.

All in all, I loved this book. It was heartbreakingly beautiful. Brigid Kemmerer has quickly become one of my auto-read authors. I’m looking forward to picking up her other books!

June Book Haul

Hi everyone!

Another month, another haul! I have 8 books to share with you all today so let’s get right into it!

Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

I listened to the audio for this back in May and I ended up really loving it. I can definitely see this being a book that I want to reread every summer so I had to get myself a physical copy.

Legend by Marie Lu

This one I got from a trade. I actually don’t know much of anything about this book besides it’s dystopian. I am probably going to go into it blind and see how it goes.

Contagion by Erin Bowman

I was recommended this book by northwest_reader on Instagram (y’all should definitely go check out her account! Her posts are so pretty!) The synopsis definitely gives me Illuminae vibes & I am here for that! 

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

This was the book pick for Owlcrate’s June box. My review will be coming very soon.

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

This book is about a sibling relationship. It sounds like it’s going to be super emotional.

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

My wonderful friend Lacey (go subscribe to her Booktube channel!) was so sweet to gift me this book. I have heard such amazing things about it & I am looking forward to picking it up VERY soon.

Sawkill Girls by Claire LeGrand

I don’t know much about this one, but the cover intrigues me!

The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross

I got this one from a trade. I’ve been wanting this book for a while. I haven’t heard many people talk about it though. If you’ve read it let me know you how you liked it!

What books did you acquire in June??

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