Book Review: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon (Alley Entertainment)

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Still reeling from my last amazing fantasy read, I took to another book in a vastly different genre: a contemporary YA romance. I finished Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, published by Alley Entertainment, and honestly, was really disappointed with it. I really wanted to like the book, not the least because it was a Christmas…… Continue reading Book Review: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon (Alley Entertainment)

Book Review: Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Bloomsbury YA)

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What good is a four hour train ride if you can’t use the time to finish a book? Thanks to the lengthy transportation, it only took me two days to finish Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron, published by Bloomsbury YA. This YA fairy-tale retelling is basically about a gay black girl who wants to…… Continue reading Book Review: Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Bloomsbury YA)

Book Lists: Alpha Male Romance

Calling all romance readers! I have for you another list of book recommendations featuring the alpha male. An alpha male is a man who tries to assert dominance through arrogance and attention-seeking behaviors. Not necessarily the most attractive thing. However, in romance books, the alpha male is usually someone successful who can take on the…… Continue reading Book Lists: Alpha Male Romance

Book Lists: Playboy Romances

Do you ever want a guilty pleasure read where the male love interest is a total playboy? He flirts with all the other women but can’t help falling in love with the main character. These type of romances are not my typical go-to. Because it’s not my thing, I have to admit, I haven’t read…… Continue reading Book Lists: Playboy Romances

Do YA books have merit?

Yes. In my opinion, they do. I think reading is reading and you shouldn’t be ashamed for liking what you like. However, some people think otherwise. Some people “hmm” and “haw” at the idea of reading young adult or “teen” novels. They think that it is not as sophisticated as classics or nonfiction books. As…… Continue reading Do YA books have merit?

TBR Pile

If you’re like me, you have reading lists that will never be completed. I will die before I read everything I want to–which is pretty much every book in the world. That being said, I own a fair amount of books now I haven’t gotten around to reading. Some are at my family home and…… Continue reading TBR Pile

Romance Awareness Month

For fun, I thought I’d look up August quirky national and international holidays that often go amiss. There’s actually a lot for August–national ice cream sandwich day, bow tie day, and underwear day, to name a few. But what I found interesting was the whole month of August is dedicated to Romance Awareness! According to…… Continue reading Romance Awareness Month