Festive Christmas Book Tag + End of the Year Book Tag!

Hello dear readers, and welcome back!! How have you all been?? Winter is definitely in the air here on the East Coast — we had our first snowfall last week, with more to come in the coming days! After 2020’s snow-less December, the weather has been cooperative enough this year to tune up all of the holiday vibes. It’s the perfect time to cozy up with a book, reading by the light of the Christmas tree. 🎄

Unfortunately, I’ve recently been feeling rather slumpy when it comes to reading (I blame Sabaa Tahir and the massive book hangover Sky Beyond the Storm gave me), so instead, I’ve decided that this is the perfect time to complete some seasonal book tags that my amazing fellow bloggers have tagged me for! Thank you so much to Alexis @ The Reading Addict for the Festive Christmas Book Tag, and to A Couple of B’s for the End of the Year Book Tag! ❤️

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My Most Anticipated 2021 Releases!

Hello everyone and welcome back!! I hope you’ve all been enjoying your December thus far. As per my promise to not disappear this month like I did in November, I have returned with another post!

As we all know, 2020 has been a handful. There’s no guarantee that 2021 will be any better, but I think I speak for everyone when I say we’re all looking forward to starting on the clean slate that is a brand new year. In recognition of that, today I want to share with you my 23 most anticipated YA releases for 2021! I’m not going to pretend that I’ll have read all of these by the end of next year, but hey, a girl can dream. 😅

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Review: Skyhunter by Marie Lu

Did someone say Marie Lu? Because I heard Marie Lu, and I. came. running.

I confess that I haven’t read anything from this author other than her debut, the Legend trilogy, but as soon as I saw that her newest release had been added to Libby, I knew I had to snatch it up. And can I just a take moment to compliment myself on how soon after release I was able to read this book *pats myself on the back* 🤗😌

Anyway. I may or may not have forgotten how to write a review over the past couple of weeks, but let’s see how well I can describe all the reasons I loved this book.

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The Outstanding Blogger Award — Take 3!

Hello everyone, and welcome back! I’m back with another blogging award! I know I say this all the time, but the love and support this community is showing me is just so overwhelming 😭🥺 Thank you so much to Julie @ One Book More for the nomination! She posts so much content on a regular basis, and her book reviews are always splendidly written, so go show her some love 💕

And let’s get right into it!

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12 Books With Beautiful Sibling Relationships 😍

Hello everyone, and welcome back! I’m back with my newest obsession! So over the weekend, I watched this video from Amy’s Youtube channel (which all of you musical theatre fans should definitely check out by the way), and it convinced me to go listen to Starry. I listened to the original concept recording over the weekend, and I am just… so in love. Why aren’t more people talking about this?

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Review: The Silence of Bones by June Hur

I didn’t know it was possible for anyone to feel this seen by a historical fiction novel.

About a murder mystery. 

Set in the 18th century. 

Centered around Catholic persecution.

I didn’t know it was possible, but it apparently is.

I don’t make the rules. 🤷‍♀️

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Review: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

I’ve missed writing full-length reviews. I cannot believe that the last one I wrote was nearly a month ago. I blame mini-reviews and how addicting they are. 

But fortunately, I’m back with my review of Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim, which I enjoyed immensely, much more than I was expecting to. Come for the Chinese culture and Maia’s Mulan-esque character arc, stay for the sizzling romance and the quest.

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Let’s Talk Bookish: The Popularity of YA

Hello everyone, and happy Friday! It’s time for another Let’s Talk Bookish after last week’s day off! 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’s topic is the popularity of YA, a topic suggested by Ruqs @ Many Things (Not Just) Bookish.

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Mini-Reviews: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, The Voting Booth, A Love Hate Thing

Hello everyone, and happy Tuesday! Today, I’m trying something a bit different from my usual review. I am so behind in reviewing the books that I’ve read, so I decided to bring you a collection of mini-reviews for several books I’ve recently finished. It’s my first time writing mini-reviews, so I’m not sure exactly what I’m doing 😂, but bear with me as I get the hang of this. One major change from a full-length review is that instead of giving the usual segment from Abby the Christian Bookworm, I’ll be adding a Bible verse that reminded me of the book in question at the end of each mini-review.

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Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

AHHHHHHHHH.

That’s it. That’s the end of the review.

Well, no. But that is literally the only thing I can think of to say in this intro about this treasure of a book that accurately represents my feelings. It is AMAZING, and I would like to take this time to apologize to all the book bloggers out there whose constant flailing about this series fell upon deaf ears for much too long. 

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