Category Archives: Book Reviews

Review: “Fat Girl on a Plane” by Kelly deVos

To say that I was disappointed in this book would be a huge understatement. What started off with a great premise and the hope of being a champion for body positivity turned turned into a cringe-y, ill-paced, trope-ridden, should-not-have-been-YA mess. … Continue reading

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Review: “The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan” by Gia Cribbs

Imagine you’ve lived in 19 different cities, 19 different houses, and have started 19 different schools in the past six years of your life. Now imagine you’ve been a different person each time. For Sloane Sullivan, that’s what life in … Continue reading

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Review: “The Midnight Queen” by Sylvia Izzo Hunter

I’ve had a review copy of The Midnight Queen since around September and it’s taken me a long time to get around to posting this review. It’s March now. Yikes. Yes, I’ve been busy, so reviews have kind of taken a … Continue reading

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Review: “DC Super Hero Girls: Date with Disaster!” by Shea Fontana

There’s nothing that I love more than an awesome and positive display of girl power. In a world bogged down with male heroes, its so refreshing to see the ladies of DC Comics take the much deserved spotlight in DC … Continue reading

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Review: “Halloween Carnival Volume 2” by Glen Hirshberg, Lee Thomas, Holly Newstein, Del James, and Al Sarrantonio

‘Twas the night before Halloween and this reviewer finally got around to posting her review on Halloween Carnival Volume 2. Just in time for the spookiest day of the year. This short story collection is comprised of five short stories: Mr Dark’s … Continue reading

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Review: “Miles Morales (Spider-Man)” by Jason Reynolds

Forget Peter Parker. Miles Morales is the Spider-Man that everyone should be paying attention to. In this refreshingly not another origins story (here’s looking at you movie franchise), Miles is an average Brooklyn teen navigating the pressures of keeping his … Continue reading

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Review: “Tales from the Haunted Mansion, Volume II: Midnight at Madame Leota’s” by Amicus Arcane

Goosebumps meets Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark in Disney’s new series that centers around the live-in spooks of the famous Haunted Mansion. Our ghost host and author, Amicus Arcane, is the Mansion’s resident librarian and keeper of tales. This is a … Continue reading

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Review: “Jane of Austin” by Hillary Manton Lodge

As a Jane Austen fan, I was fairly excited for this book, despite the fact that I think Jane Austen retellings are very overdone. Hillary Manton Lodge‘s Jane of Austin is a modernized version of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility with a few … Continue reading

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Review: “Once and for All” by Sarah Dessen

When I got the notification for this Galley, my high school self just about screamed. High school self had read every Sarah Dessen book she could get her hands on, multiple times, in a rotating order. High school self and … Continue reading

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Review: “The Backstagers, Vol. 1” by James Tynion IV

The Backstagers is basically a gender swapped version of The Lumberjanes (it’s fantastic, so if you haven’t read it yet, what are you waiting for?). I’m not complaining, though, because I absolutely adore Lumberjanes and I really loved getting to read the first … Continue reading

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