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Webseries Wednesday!

Hey bookworms!

I want to post regularly and I haven’t done a great job at doing that yet, but since I am doing other literary things other than reading and writing book reviews I thought I might as well combine them here!

This past summer, my friends and I filmed our third webseries (second literary inspired webseries) called¬†Any Other Rosie. It’s a modern adaption of William Shakespeare’s¬†Romeo and Juliet,¬†but instead of following of infamous star-crossed lovers we follow Romeo’s first love and Juliet’s cousin, Rosaline.

In this adaption Rosaline, or Rosie as she’d like to be known, is a storytime vlogger who after a brief hiatus is back and ready to talk about the craziness in her life, which also happens to be some of the craziness in her family’s lives.

We’re a third of the way done the series now, but it’s never too late to watch!

Here’s our playlist!

And here’s the newest episode:

Do you bookworms watch a lot of literary inspired webseries? What are they?

Review: Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

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Publication: March 7th 2017
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Pages:  336 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤

A bittersweet end to a beautiful duology, once again Schwab packs action and emotion into a YA series that will be missed by many.

In Our Dark Duet¬†we’re back following our favourite monster hunter Kate and favourite monster August and see just exactly how their lives have changed since¬†Our Savage Song. Kate is still hunting monsters, but this time in Prosperity where she’s found an underground team of vigilantes who want to fight Prosperity’s monsters but don’t know Continue reading

Review: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

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Publication: February 14th 2017
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Pages:  234 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤

“I wonder if there’s a secret current that connects people who have lost something. Not in the way that everyone loses something, but in the way that undoes your life, undoes your self, so that when you look at your face it isn’t yours anymore” (LaCour 68).

We Are Okay is, simply put, a beautiful and honest story about grief, growing up, and trying to figure out who you are when tragedy strikes. Continue reading

Review: Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage

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Publication: February 23rd 2017
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux Inc.
Pages:  336 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery
My Rating: ⛤⛤

“Everyone wanted to touch us. Including you. So remember the seven places you touched me. That’s where you’ll find the truth. In my words.
Start at the beginning” (Savage 12).

Oh boy, where do I begin.

The synopsis of this book offered so much. It sounded like a mix of¬†Thirteen Reasons Why¬†and¬†The Virgin Suicides¬†when ultimately it doesn’t hold a candle to them (or at least¬†The Virgin Suicides.¬†I haven’t read¬†Thirteen Reasons Why. Yet.). Continue reading

Review: The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

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Publication: March 7th 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Pages:  384 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Dystopia
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤

“Never allow yourself to believe you should be silent” (Shannon 121).

I’ve loved Samantha Shannon’s work since¬†first reading¬†The Bone Season¬†three years ago. I love the complex world she’s created in her books, the fully-dimensional characters, and the overall uniqueness of the series as a whole. So I was excited for¬†The Song Rising, like really super excited, and I wanted to like this book more, I really really did. After the action, deception, and twists of¬†The Mime Order I was so excited to read¬†The Song Rising (even though it took much longer to come out then it should have, but at least Shannon acknowledges that, which is very brave of an author) and see what Shannon would add to Paige’s world, but unfortunately¬†The Song Rising¬†didn’t meet up to the high standards of the other two books. Continue reading

Review: American Girls by Alison Umminger

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Publication: June 7th 2016
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Pages:  368 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

“She wasn’t a very pretty girl. That doesn’t sound like a nice thing to say about someone, or like being ugly should have mattered, except that because they were girls, it mattered big-time” (Umminger 71).

You know that feeling of disappointment when you read a hyped up book only to find out it wasn’t as great as you’d hoped? That’s how I felt when I read¬†The Girls¬†by Emma Cline last December.¬†So you’re disappointed that this book that had potential, that you wanted to love but didn’t doesn’t exist in some other form. You wish that the author had gotten it right, or at the very least that their was someone else who had written the book. Luckily for me, there was Alison Umminger’s¬†American Girls. Continue reading

Review: The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

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Publication: February 1st 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Pages:  368 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
My Rating: ⛤⛤

“Everything he knew about loveliness began and ended with her” (Giles 122).

Well this was one weird book. It’s hard to even think about where to start with this review because it was NOTHING like how I expected the story to be and it was just so weird.

Some¬†people on Goodreads thought this book was going to be a Contemporary, I thought it was going to be a Contemporary turned Dystopian, or a recent Dystopian society that hasn’t turned into full Dystopia yet, but it’s none of the above! Instead¬†The Edge of Everything¬†is a strange paranormal fantasyish romance. Continue reading

Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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Publication: January 31st 2017
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Pages:  407 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤

“Decent people…always believe other people can be virtuous…” (Garber 249).

It’s one of 2017’s hottest books, and after many weeks of it mysteriously disappearing in the library catalogue, and getting through my horrifically long TBR Pile, I’ve finally read it. And guess what…I LOVED IT! Mostly, but we’ll get to the mostly part later.

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