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The Disasters by M.K. England

Posted March 19, 2019 by Bee / 3 Comments
The Disasters by M.K. England

The Disasters is basically The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy and it was a very solidly fun book with a diverse cast and a queer romance lurking around the corner. Safe to say this book made my heart very happy because this was exactly what I needed to read. Did it blow my mind with its twist and turns? Maybe not, but not every book needs to be like that and this is one of those because I had so. much. fun. This book is about a group of washed out students that witness a terrorist group attack the elite Ellis Station Academy and are then framed for it. Nax, our MC, functions as their pilot and captain […]

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Review: Obsidio by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

Posted April 13, 2018 by Bee / 5 Comments
Review: Obsidio by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

Okay so this is going to be a kind of unpopular opinion but I wasn’t blown away by Obsidio. It’s a solid finale, don’t get me wrong, but this series deserved better to me. I won’t make this review very long because there are so many of them out there already and I want to keep it spoiler free for the whole series in case you haven’t started it yet. (Which you should, just FYI.) First off, I did still enjoy this! It was a good book. Just… not at the level I was expecting it to be. Illuminae blew my mind when I first read it and when Gemina came out and it was almost just as awesome, I […]

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Review: Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter To The World by Ashley Herring Blake

Posted March 16, 2018 by Bee / 8 Comments
Review: Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter To The World by Ashley Herring Blake

This was a beautiful book. Simple as that. I’ll admit, I wasn’t sure about it when I picked it up because I didn’t fully enjoy the author’s book HOW TO MAKE A WISH, but she proved me wrong with this book. And I’m glad I gave her a second chance. Because IVY ABERDEEN’S LETTER TO THE WORLD is a gorgeous, honest and genuine book that made my heart very, very happy.  The book grabbed me right from the first page, where it set the perfect tone and captured the atmosphere of the storm flawlessly. Along with the chaos and panic that followed it. And the heartbreak after that. I could never imagine going through a loss like that. Losing everything […]

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Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (SPECIAL EDITION HARDCOVER) ~ A Re-read Review

Posted February 16, 2018 by Bee / 1 Comment
Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (SPECIAL EDITION HARDCOVER) ~ A Re-read Review

Read my original review of this wonderful book over here! Re-read review I don’t know how many times I’ve said it already, but I’ll keep saying it forever and ever until I one day die, and even then I’ll come back as a ghost to haunt you all just to say at least one more time that I love this book to bits. It remains my all time favorite book no matter how many times I read it. I love it even more every single time I read it. I just can’t get enough of this world, these characters, this story. It’s all just so magical and beautiful and wonderful. Here are a few of the things that stood out […]

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Review: Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton

Posted October 3, 2017 by Bee / 1 Comment
Review: Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton

So this is actually the first review I’m writing since I started my unplanned hiatus in all things bookish. It’s scary and I don’t want to disappoint. So for safety reasons, I’m going with a list. Because that’s always fun and it’s the easiest way to share my thoughts on this particular book. Because I’m very mixed, peoples. Very mixed, indeed. Parts of this book were SO excellent, other parts not so much. So let’s get on with the list, shall we? ♦ Adam’s voice is one of my favorite things of the book. It was so real and funny and it made me feel for him and care about him. He’s so precious and sad and he’s a typical […]

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Mini Reviews: Recent Romance Reads! (2)

Posted August 24, 2017 by Madalyn / 1 Comment
Mini Reviews: Recent Romance Reads! (2)

Hello hello! Today, I’m bringing y’all another edition of mini reviews of a couple of the romance novels I’ve recently read (and really enjoyed!). Without further ado, let’s get into some of my thoughts!   The Queen of Dauphine Street was SUCH a pleasant surprise for me! It’s book two in the NOLA Nights series of companion novels. I enjoyed the first book, The King of Bourbon Street (which I featured in a mini reviews post a few months ago), but I was hesitant to go into this second book because it centers around a character I hadn’t particularly cared for in the first book. However, I ended up LOVING Maddy in this book. We learn so much more about […]

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Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

Posted June 9, 2017 by Bee / 1 Comment
Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

Bee’s Thoughts   I was initially hesitant to read Our Chemical Hearts because of the many kind of mixed reviews I’d seen for it. But then yesterday I thought… what the hell. I’m going to read this. Because it sounds good and I like male pov books and I like contemporary. So I read it. And wouldn’t you know it? I loved this book to the moon and back. It is glorious and my first 5-star read in two months so that should say something. I loved everything about this book. The writing was beautiful, the story was heartbreaking and wonderful and stabbed me in the feels and the characters were gloriously real. It just really, really got to me, […]

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This Is the Story of You by Beth Kephart

Posted December 22, 2016 by Madalyn / 2 Comments
This Is the Story of You by Beth Kephart

I’ll admit that I have some conflicting thoughts about this book. This is the Story of You follows a teenage girl named Mira as the tiny island she calls home is unexpectedly struck by a devastating storm. I’m truly not sure where to begin with my thoughts on this book, because, well, nothing really happens in the story. I mean, a number of separate events occur, but the author fails to connect them in any way or provide context for the reader re: why we should care. Most of my conflicting views on This is the Story of You stem from the fact that I LOVED Kephart’s writing. The prose is lyrical and so lovely. It almost makes the novel read like poetry; the […]

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The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Posted November 10, 2016 by Madalyn / 12 Comments
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Although I have yet to read Nicola Yoon’s debut novel, Everything, Everything, I have been anticipating the release of The Sun Is Also a Star since I first heard about it. I had high hopes going in, and I was not disappointed. I’m not normally a fan of stories that involve instalove in any capacity, but Yoon made the trope work. This book was just so dang CUTE. The main plotline takes place over the course of one day in New York City– a day that happens to be our female protagonist, Natasha’s, last day in the United States, as her family has been living in the country illegally for nine years and is being […]

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Posted October 6, 2016 by Madalyn / 4 Comments
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

my thoughts Okay, okay, you guys: I finally did it. I succumbed to the pressure. As I’m sure many of you know, Six of Crows has received rave reviews from virtually everyone since it came out last year. With the second book in the duology, Crooked Kingdom, finally out as of last week, I decided it was time to see what the hype was about. I tend to avoid overhyped books as long as possible; however, I adored the Grisha Trilogy, and Six of Crows is set in the same world, so I remained cautiously optimistic. Let me put this to rest right away: Six of Crows lived up to every bit of hype I’ve heard about it. I’ve heard people describe […]

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