The Upside of Unrequited || SO CUTE AND ADORABLE I CAN’T

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the upside of unrequited.jpgTitle: The Upside of Urequited

Author: Becky Albertalli

Genre: YA contemporary

Status: Standalone



Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.


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Author Titbits With Mayur Didolkar

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Author Titbits is a new section on my blog where I speak to authors about their current favourite book, TV show or Movie and their guilty pleasure or weekend routines. Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Mayur Didolkar, author of The Dark Road that I reviewed here a while back and also author of several short stories on the Juggernaut App. He writes mainly in the thriller genre and is becoming a popular author in the same genre. You can follow him on twitter here.

I am a straight up mystery/thriller/horror reader. The latest book I finished reading is Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane which is sort of a sequel to Gone Baby Gone. it is a very gripping thriller with easy to identify with everyday characters that I really love reading about. Next two on my two read list are Gabriel Tallent’s debut ‘ my…

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Author Interview: Peggy Lampman, Author of The Welcome Home Diner

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Hello everyone! Today I’m happy to share this author interview with Peggy Lampman, author of The Welcome Home Diner and The Promise Kitchen.

If you have missed my review on The Welcome Home Diner check it out here ⇒ The Welcome Home Diner: A Novel by Peggy Lampman

About book-

Welcome HomeBetting on the city of Detroit’s eventual comeback, cousins Addie and Samantha decide to risk it all on an affordable new house and a culinary career that starts with renovating a vintage diner in a depressed area of town. There’s just one little snag in their vision.

Angus, a weary, beloved local, is strongly opposed to his neighborhood’s gentrification—and his concerns reflect the suspicion of the community. Shocked by their reception, Addie and Samantha begin to have second thoughts.

As the long hours, problematic love interests, and underhanded pressures mount, the two women find themselves increasingly at odds, and soon…

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The Star-Touched Queen

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Description from Goodreads:

Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…

But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she…

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Eight Days On Planet Earth: Blog Tour!!!!!

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Eight Days on Planet Earth tour banner (1)eight days on planet earth.jpgHow long does it take to travel 13 light-years to Earth? 

How long does it take to fall in love?

To the universe, eight days is a mere blip – but to Matty Jones, it might be just enough time to change his life.

On the hot summer day that Matty’s dad leaves for good, a girl appears in the empty field next to the Jones farm – the very field in rural Pennsylvania where a spaceship supposedly landed fifty years ago. She is uniquely beautiful, sweet, and smart, and she tells Matty she’s waiting for her spaceship to pick her up.

Of course she is.

Matty has heard all of the UFO stories for all his seventeen years: the conspiracy theories, the wild rumors, the crazy belief in life beyond the stars. As a kid, he searched the skies with his dad and studied the constellations. But all that…

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Review: The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano


Title: The Glass Spare (The Glass Spare #1)

Author: Lauren DeStefano

Pub. Date: October 24th, 2017

Genre: YA Fantasy

Publisher:  Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins

Pages: 416

Formats: eGalley


The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano can very well be seen as a gender-bend version of the King Midas & the Golden Touch myth. We are introduced to Wil Heidle the only daughter to the Northern King as well as her 3 brothers & mother. The King himself is a man who will stop at nothing when he sets out to seize lands & so the North is at the brink of war with the South. The South may not be wealthy like the North however, the King knows that the land itself is rich in medicinal plants that can produce miracle cures.

The King sees each of his children as pawns & as such has groomed each of…

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The Ravenous – Amy Lukavics (ARC Review)

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31123250From the outside, the Cane family looks like they have it all. A successful military father, a loving mother and five beautiful teenage daughters. But on the inside, life isn’t quite so idyllic: the Cane sisters can barely stand each other, their father is always away, and their neglectful mother struggles with addiction and depression.

When their youngest and most beloved sister, Rose, dies in a tragic accident, Mona Cane and her sisters are devastated. And when she is brought back from the dead, they are relieved. But soon they discover that Rose must eat human flesh to survive, and when their mother abandons them, the sisters will find out just how far they’ll go to keep their family together.

Let me preface this by saying I wanted to love this book, so badly. It was one of my most anticipated releases of the year. I requested an ARC so…

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{Review} The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

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The Golem and the Jinni

by Helene Wecker
Published 2013
Goodreads: See here
Page Count: 657

Plot at a Glance:

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

Struggling to make their way in 1899 New York, the Golem and the Jinni try to fit in with their immigrant neighbors while masking their true selves. Meeting by chance, they become unlikely friends whose tenuous attachment challenges their opposing natures, until the night a terrifying incident drives them back into their separate worlds. But a powerful menace will soon bring the Golem and the…

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