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When Dimple Met Rishi

When I found this book on the Teen table in Chapters, this was my reaction, including a large very loud gasp.     It was so loud that the woman next to me gave me the strangest look. #Sorrynotsorry I had my eye on this book for SO long. All of the early reviews were coming out and all of them really made me that much more excited to read it. So I grabbed it up and ran away back to my hotel room so I could sit in the AC and start. Adorable doesn't begin to explain how cute and wonderful this book was. Rishi and Dimple have one of those first love relationships that come with ups, downs, and doubts. That struggle within...

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I’m Back!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!     Okay. So, I know what you're thinking. It's May and not the new year but this is my first blog post of 2017! I'm a little late to the game but I took the beginning of the year to deal with some personal things and work on, not only my health but also my mental health. I've been reading quite a bit but not writing many reviews. That changes NOW! I'm so glad to be back to writing reviews and taking part in all things mental health and book related! I've missed it so much but I knew that I needed to work on a few things for me before I ventured back into the world of blogging. A lot has...

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Caraval

  Before I even get into how incredible this book is, and how much you need it, I need to send a HUGE thank you to Jamie over at Books and Ladders for giving me the opportunity to read it. Jamie has one of my favorite book blogs, and she's an amazing friend. I'm truly lucky to know her. Most of you already follow her but if you don't, you need to. Over on my Twitter, I used the word perfection to describe this book but if I'm being completely honest, there is no word I can think of at this very moment to describe just how phenomenal this book was. I have quite a few books on my TBR for the end...

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The Wangs Vs. The World

I was provided an arc of this book from the publisher. This in no way affects my thoughts or feelings on the book.   This has to be one of the most delightful and humorous books I have read in a long time.  It's interesting to see the world through the eyes of someone who is of a different decent then you are. I'm a big supporter of needing more diversity in the books we read, so when I read the description of this book, I knew I had to jump at a chance to read it.   It was completely engulfing and captivating.   This book really took you on a roller coaster ride. You see the Wangs being on top of the world, an...

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The Square Root of Summer

This post is going to be a bit different from others. This is the first book of 2016 that I did not finish. It wasn't because it was a bad book, or because I hated the story. I actually feel like the story would have been an amazing story if I could follow it. The main issue I had is the amount of numbers and science going on in the book. Are science and numbers a bad thing in books? Absolutely not. This isn't about the author at all. It isn't about science being in books. It's about the fact that for me *personally* there was too much going on and my brain felt like exploding. This is a normal thing for...

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May SST – Summer of Sloane

This has to by my favorite Sunday Street Team yet! Summer of Sloane has ended up being my all time favorite summer book I've read to date. I want to toss glitter around this book and tell everyone how much I loved it.        Sloanes summer started off with quite a bang. Her boyfriend and best friend did the unthinkable and shattered her trust and heart in one lethal blow. These events also result in two hairline fractures in her hand. (I think you get the idea.) Now, she's on a plane heading to her mom's house in Hawaii to spend the summer with her brother, family and some amazing friends she sees each year. She's left behind the drama of her life...

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When We Collided

Before I go on with this post, I'm going to toss a trigger warning on this. For someone struggling with their own mental health, it might be a bit too much. If the subject of being bipolar can bother/trigger you, I would avoid this until you're ready. There are times when reading that you pick up a book about a subject, and end up hating it. Not because the book itself is bad, but because the facts are completely wrong. This book had me crying because it felt so right. It's not a typical book where someone mentions a character having bipolar, and then it focuses on all of the bad that comes along with struggling with your mental health. Don't...

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Outrun The Moon

WARNING - There are some spoilers in this. Continue at your own risk. It has been a long time since I have read a book which such beautiful writing that it just sucked me into it so effortlessly. I received this book from Penguin Teen while I was in Toronto and I picked it up Sunday morning. By Sunday evening, I had finished it and fallen in love over and over with it. It's written in such a beautiful manner. The story grabs you by the hands and pulls you into it. It holds your hands, takes you on an adventure, teaches you things and makes your feelings hurt. It's wonderful. All Mercy wanted was an education. She wanted to start a...

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#PenguinTeenOnTour – Toronto

If you follow me on Twitter you have seen my tweets about my adventure to Toronto for the Penguin Teen Tour. It was not only my first time flying but also my first time leaving Atlantic Canada. When I came across the event a month prior, I knew I wanted to take my first adventure to Toronto. It was a great opportunity to not only meet some amazing authors, but it was a chance to hang out and meet some of the incredible people I talk to on a daily basis in the book community. The authors at this event were April Genevieve Tucholke, Rachel Hawkins, Alwyn Hamilton, Alison Goodman and Sabaa Tahir. I flew in Sunday morning, the signing took place Monday and then I arrived...

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Breaking The Limits

I'm struggling with finishing this series.  It's hard for me to think that this is over.  I've fallen in love with how perfectly the stories intertwine with each other,  and how much I want to know more about the characters. I'm also struggling with the fact that this might be my favorite book from the series. Isaiahs is my favorite, and I think this is a tie with it. It had not only Echo and Noah but Beth and Isaiah before their worlds changed. The three of them in one book is absolutely incredible. This book was so much more intimate than the other books I've read from Katie.  Not in a sexual way,  but in a way that is relatable....

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