Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker | Book Review

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Amazon.com: Mooncakes (9781549303043): Walker, Suzanne, Xu, Wendy ...Title: Mooncakes
Series: standalone
Author: Suzanne Walker
Illustrator: Wendy Xu
Publisher: Oni Press
Genre: YA fantasy, graphic novel
Pages: 256
My Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5 stars)
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This short review is spoiler-free!

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Synopsis

A story of love and demons, family and witchcraft.

Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. She works at her grandmothers’ bookshop, where she helps them loan out spell books and investigate any supernatural occurrences in their New England town.

One fateful night, she follows reports of a white wolf into the woods, and she comes across the unexpected: her childhood crush, Tam Lang, battling a horse demon in the woods. As a werewolf, Tam has been wandering from place to place for years, unable to call any town home.

Pursued by dark forces eager to claim the magic of wolves and out of options, Tam turns to Nova for help. Their latent feelings are rekindled against the backdrop of witchcraft, untested magic, occult rituals, and family ties both new and old in this enchanting tale of self-discovery.

[ This synopsis was taken directly from Goodreads. ]

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A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir | Book Review

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“But you…are no swift-burning spark. You are a torch against the night – if you dare to let yourself burn.”

Amazon.com: A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes ...Title: A Torch Against the Night
Series: An Ember in the Ashes, #2
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Publisher: Razorbill
Genre: YA fantasy
Pages: 452
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5 stars)
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This review contains a no-spoilers section.

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Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell | Book Review

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“If you can’t trust people with nose rings
to be open-minded, who’s left?”

Image result for wayward son coverTitle: Wayward Son
Series: Simon Snow, #2
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genre: young adult, fantasy, adventure, LGBTQ+
Pages: 356
My Rating: ★★★★☆
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This review has no spoilers.

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Anticipated Releases: 2018

It’s 2018, and a new year means a whole new load of books to be excited for!

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I’ve decided to compile a list of my most anticipated releases of 2018 because I normally don’t do monthly anticipated releases.

(All the synopses in this point are taken directly from Goodreads.)

(There are some spoilers as some of these books are part of a series. I put spoiler warnings before their synopses and provided a drop down so the summaries are hidden unless you click on the drop down.)

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YA Novels with Male Protagonists

I read a lot of young adult novels. In fact, 95% of what I read is in the young adult genre. What I’ve noticed over the years is that there aren’t a lot of male protagonists. Sure, there are some male main characters, but most of the time the story isn’t focused on them. Often times it is a girl narrating the story or, if it’s in third person, the narrator focuses on the girl more than the guy.

We need more male protagonists in the YA genre. Everyone should have a protagonist they can relate to, and that means boys as well. I came up with a list of books that have a male main characters. The sad thing is, I had a lot of trouble compiling a list because there are so few books with male protagonists that I’ve read. This goes to show that either 1) I’m more interested in books with female protagonists or 2) the world needs more YA books with male main characters.

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Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5) by Sarah J. Maas | Book Review

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imageTitle: Empire of Storms
Series: Throne of Glass, #5
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Published: 9/06/16
Edition: hardcover
Pages: 693
My Rating: 5 / 5
Goodreads page

WARNING: There are spoilers in this review. 

I wrote a spoiler-free section, but there are spoilers of the past Throne of Glass books in it. I also wrote a spoiler-filled section for those who want to fangirl with me. Please keep the comment section spoiler-free for our friends who aren’t up-to-date with the series yet. Thanks! ❤

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter, #8) by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne | Book Review

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“The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”

Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Series: Harry Potter, #8
Authors: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
Published: July 31, 2016
Edition: hardcover
Pages: 301
My Rating: 4 / 5
Goodreads page

ATTENTION: This review is spoiler-free.

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