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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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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20 Questions Book Tag

Something you’ll discover about me is that I like to steal random book tags from the Internet and do them eons after they first hit the blogosphere. I mean, isn’t that what the Internet is for? (The answer is yes.)

So today, I’ll be doing the 20 Questions Book Tag, created by Buydebook at Goodreads. Here I go!

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Review: What I Carry by Jennifer Longo

You know those books that warm your heart and seem to fill you up to the brim with something you didn’t know you were missing? Yes or no, What I Carry by Jennifer Longo is one of those books. There were some things that kept it from a 4-star rating, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

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