Review: My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

You all know by now that I am a massive fan of the musical Hamilton. When I first discovered and proceeded to fall in love with Hamilton a few years back, the first thing I did was to look into books about the ten-dollar Founding Father. I was not let down. Among them, My Dear Hamilton was one of the books that most intrigued me, and it’s actually the first-ever book I added to my TBR list.

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I Would Do Pretty Much Anything for These 5 Characters

Welcome back to another installment of Abby Rectifies the Concerning Lack of Bookish Lists on the Blog. Woo!

Today, I’d like to share with you some characters that I would do pretty much anything for. (Except for, you know, breaking the law. I am a morally upright citizen.) There are many ways a character could make it onto this list. It could be because their author is cruel and refuses to give them a break. It could be because of the sin for being too precious for this world. Or it could be because there’s nobody else except me in their life willing to show them love and support. (I’m not crying, you are.)

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Review: Hunted by the Sky by Tanaz Bhathena

I discovered Hunted by the Sky on a list of anticipated 2020 releases and was immediately hooked by its blurb. Although it had its highs — including one of the most richly developed settings I’ve read in a while — the predominant emotion I was feeling when I finished this book was disappointment. It’s a shame.

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Let’s Talk Bookish: How Have Your Reading Habits Changed Over Time?

Happy Friday everyone, and welcome to the weekly Let’s Talk Bookish post! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. Today, we’re discussing how our reading habits have changed over time, a topic suggested by Lydia @ Lydia Schoch.

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The Outstanding Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated for the Outstanding Blogger Award! This is the first time someone has actually tagged me to do a tag, so I’m pretty much over the moon about this. Thank you so much to Emily @ Frappes and Fiction for the nomination! Emily’s book reviews are always so thoughtful and insightful, and I get excited every time she posts new content, so be sure to check out her blog!

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Review: Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

Up until a few days ago, I hadn’t read a properly romantic YA contemporary since April (and no, American Royals doesn’t count). It’s completely unacceptable. I was virtually drowning under the weight of the rapid-fire plot twists and morally significant metaphors of O. Henry and Edith Wharton until Of Curses and Kisses rescued me from certain death by classic literature. I would love this book for that reason alone, except that it took me by surprise with the depth of its characters and the sizzling romance.

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5 Tropes That Make Me Dissolve into a Puddle of Adoration

It has come to my attention that there is a concerning lack of bookish lists on my blog.

I’m sorry about the abrupt opening, but it’s a problem. I mean, I love bookish lists. I go through the archives of all my favorite blogs just to read someone’s randomly compiled thoughts of, say, their top ten characters worth dying for. The lack of such lists on this blog is, again, a major problem.

So today, I have compiled a list of my all-time favorite tropes in YA lit that make me melt into a puddle of adoration. Tropes, to provide a bit of context, are commonly recurring themes or motifs in books, somewhat akin to clichés but less universally hated.

Without further ado, let’s get to the list!

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