ARC Review: The Ivies by Alexa Donne

Thank you so much to Crown Books for Young Readers and Netgalley for letting me read an ARC of The Ivies! This book came out on May 25th, so make sure y’all go grab it ASAP! I always find college decisions and prep and the pressure that people put on themselves for it fascinating. I mean let’s also be real, I went to a crazy public high school school that also had Ivy quotas and people battling for class rank and everyone who wanted to be competitive was taking 8-10 APs, running clubs, playing sports and instruments, and just doing everything they could (besides sabotage) to get in where they wanted. We had our Harvards, our Yales, our MITs, our Princetons, our Browns, our Stanfords, a bunch of Dukes, along with all of the other crazy schools you can think of (I grew up in a college town, next to another university, with lots of people whose parents taught at one of the universities or worked in either of the university hospitals or big tech/pharma that we have around here, so lots of privilege and lots of opportunity for people to do some of those things they need to in order to go to one of those big name schools). Anyway, enough about my high school- let’s talk about The Ivies!

The Ivies 5/5 Stars

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ARC Review: The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He

Man y’all, when I saw that Text Publishing had The Ones We’re Meant to Find available on Netgalley as read now for the US even though they’re based in Australia, I jumped on it because this has been one of my most anticipated books for a while now! It releases today, May 4th, so if you haven’t already grabbed it or picked it up from your library or talked to a friend about borrowing it from them when they’re done reading it, you need to get on that ASAP!

The Ones We’re Meant to Find 5/5 Stars

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Blog Tour: The Sky Above Us by Natalie Lund

Thank you so much to Turn the Page Tours for having me as a part of their tour for The Sky Above Us (and thank you to Philomel Books for sponsoring the tour and providing me with a free finished copy to review for this tour)! The Sky Above Us came out this past Tuesday, April 13, 2021 so make sure you go grab it now! Also, for US residents only, we have a great giveaway running until April 19th for a finished copy of the book, so make sure you go enter that- plus there’ll be two winners, so twice the chances you’ll get a book!

The Sky Above Us 3.5/5 Stars

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Blog Tour: Covet by Tracy Wolff

Thank you so much to Turn the Page Tours and Entangled Teen for having me as a part of the Covet tour! I devoured Crave and Crush in about a day each, so I was sure I was going to love Covet when it came out on March 2nd (especially since I love Hudson and Grace) and I wasn’t disappointed at all! 

Special shoutout to Turn the Page Tours in general- there were some shipping issues/delays and my post was originally supposed to go live on March 3rd, but I didn’t get my copy of Covet until then, so there was no way for me to read it, review it, and put together some of my favorite quotes for y’all by then, so Nikole was so nice and accommodating and let me switch my post to today instead. If y’all are ever looking to work with a book tour company, I highly recommend Turn the Page! 

Also, make sure you check out all of the other great posts on the tour– AND there’s even a giveaway for a finished copy of Covet that ends on Monday, March 8th, so for sure get in on that! (USA only, unfortunately)

Covet 4/5 Stars

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Blog Tour: Curse of the Divine by Kim Smejkal

Hey y’all! Thank you so much to Terminal Tours for having me as a part of this blog tour (make sure you check out everyone else’s stops on the tour too!) and for HMH teen for making this blog tour happen! I had seen so many things about Ink in the Blood before I signed up for this tour, but becoming a part of this tour was the catalyst I needed to read Ink in the Blood (which was amazing, so make sure y’all read that if you haven’t already) and then I read Curse of the Divine and man y’all, such a great book! Curse of the Divine was released on February 9th, so make sure y’all go check it out!

Curse of the Divine 4/5 Stars

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Blog Tour: The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa

Thank you so much to Inkyard Press for having me as a part of their blog tour for The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa! I haven’t read any of her other books and even though I knew this was the beginning of a spin off series from her earlier books, I figured that I would read it anyway and if I liked it, then I’d give the earlier books a chance… well it looks like my TBR just got longer because I’m definitely about to read all of the other books set in this world! It’s got everything I love in it- how the heck have I not already read them???

The Iron Raven 4/5 Stars

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ARC Review: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Random House Children’s for letting me read the Gilded Ones early! I was one of those super lucky people who requested my e-ARC on NetGalley a few weeks before the original release date for this book, so I was approved before the book was removed from the catalogue and I’m so happy I was! It was amazing! Like man y’all, if this isn’t on your TBR, make sure you add it now. 

The Gilded Ones 5/5 Stars

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