Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell | Extended Summary

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I have a problem. I don’t have enough time to really sit through and read a book. I might have time once a week or two weeks to read, and that means I forget a lot that has happened in the story. To combat this, I decided to summarize every chapter of the book I’m reading, and share it with you guys too! This way, if I do forget what I’ve read, I can look back on my notes. Also, it ensures that I’m actually paying attention to what I’m reading. If the book is in a series and the next book hasn’t come out yet, I can look back on these posts to refresh my memory on what happened so I don’t have to reread the whole series again. And you guys can look back on these posts to refresh your memory too! Everyone wins.

Anyway, I thought I’d try this new idea with a shorter book, a.k.a. a graphic novel to see if it’s a sustainable idea. I don’t tend to buy graphic novels since they’re so expensive, but I decided to splurge and buy Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell since she was visiting where I live and I already own most of her YA books.

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Before we jump into this, just keep in mind that this idea is a work in progress so the next few posts in this series will look rough before they get better!

Also, SPOILER WARNING, obviously.

Also also, this extended summary thing is NOT my review. That will be a separate post.

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YA Paperback Giveaway! [CLOSED]

[EDIT: The winner has been chosen! Congratulations to Maggie D.!]

Hello earthlings!

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I said a couple months ago in my four year blogiversary post that I would be doing a giveaway and today is that day! I know it’s a bit late, but it is happening! I don’t know why, but I have the urge to warn everyone that this giveaway is small.

I’ve never done a giveaway before, but hopefully I’ll make everything clear in this post.

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer | Book Review

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Image result for a curse so dark and lonely coverTitle: A Curse So Dark and Lonely
Series: Cursebreakers, #1
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Genre: young adult, fantasy, fairy tale retelling, romance
Pages: 489
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Goodreads page

There are no spoilers in this review!

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YA Books Set in Schools

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I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling the back-to-school spirit right now. Everywhere I turn I see school supplies and backpacks. Online, there are so many back-to-school deals. On YouTube, people who look like they’ve graduated years ago give young students advice. It got me thinking, what could I contribute to the back-to-school frenzy? I’d have crappy school advice, but I do know YA books! Why not recommend some good YA books that are set at school?

Whether you’re already in school, about to go, or done with school and want to reminisce about your past as a student, here are some YA books with school settings!

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Summer Bucket List Tag!

August is just around the corner, which means there’s only a month before classes start up! What better way to celebrate the last third of the summer but with a bucket list tag?

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I was tagged by the lovely Norees @ No Reads Too Great. Thanks so much for tagging me and make sure to show her some love!

The Rules:

  • Link back to the original creator in your post.
  • Feel free to use any of the tag graphics in your post, or create your own!
  • Tag 5 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them.

All of the graphics in this post are made by Tiffany.

In order to make this tag a little more challenging, I decided to only use the books I’ve read this year so far.

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The Lunar Chronicles Dream Cast

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I’ve created a dream cast one time before a couple years ago (check out my Throne of Glass Dream Cast here), and I had a fun time discovering new actors and actresses as I scoured the internet to find the perfect person to fill the role of each character. I thought it was due time that I try and make another dream cast, but this time for a different beloved series: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.

I don’t know a lot of actors or actresses, meaning I don’t know much about their acting skills and styles (because I don’t watch a lot of TV shows or movies). Because of that, I chose these people you’re about to see solely based on their looks. I know that’s not how actors are chosen, but I’m so clueless when it comes to celebrities. Just keep that in mind.

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Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia | Book Review

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Image result for teen titans: ravenTitle: Teen Titans: Raven
Series: Teen Titans, #1
Author: Kami Garcia
Illustrator: Gabriel Picolo
Publisher: DC Ink
Genre: young adult, superhero
Pages: 192
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Goodreads page

This review is spoiler-free.

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Synopsis

When a tragic accident takes the life of 17-year-old Raven Roth’s foster mom–and Raven’s memory–she moves to New Orleans to recover and finish her senior year of high school.

Starting over isn’t easy. Raven remembers everyday stuff like how to solve math equations and make pasta, but she can’t remember her favorite song or who she was before the accident. And when impossible things start happening, Raven begins to think it might even be better not to know who she was before.

But as she grows closer to her new friends, her foster sister, Max, and Tommy Torres, a guy who accepts her for who she is now, Raven has to decide if she’s ready to face what’s buried in the past…and the darkness building inside her.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia and first-time graphic novel artist Gabriel Picolo comes this riveting tale of finding the strength to face who you are and learning to trust others–and yourself.

(This synopsis is from Goodreads.)

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