Girl Power Can Be Found in All Kinds of Places // Mini-Reviews

Restore Me (Tahereh Mafi) | Goodreads | 4 stars I loved the original Shatter Me series for how it focused less on world-building and instead on character building. Juliette’s journey from a broken, totally insecure and weak girl into someone who could take control back from a terrifying dictator-esque leader was a good one, even if we … More Girl Power Can Be Found in All Kinds of Places // Mini-Reviews

We’ve Got the Drama, So Where’s the Kissing? // Kissing Games by Tara Eglington

Title: Kissing Games Position: Book Two in the Aurora Skye series Author: Tara Eglington (How to Keep a Boy From Kissing You) Genre: Contemporary Pages: 342 Rating: 3.5/5 The course of true love never did run smooth. For a girl who shares her name with a princess (a.k.a Aurora from Sleeping Beauty) Aurora Skye’s life seem fathoms away from a … More We’ve Got the Drama, So Where’s the Kissing? // Kissing Games by Tara Eglington

Mental Health is Complicated and Personal // A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland Review + Discussion

Title: A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares Position: Standalone Author: Krystal Sutherland Genre: Contemporary Pages: 368 Rating: 4.5/5 Ever since Esther Solar’s grandfather met Death, her entire family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime—a fear that will eventually lead each and every one of them to their graves. Take Esther’s father, for instance: He’s an … More Mental Health is Complicated and Personal // A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland Review + Discussion

Some Ghosts Live Inside Your Head // Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray

It’s hard to believe, but the first two books in this series lulled me into a false sense of security. I know, I know, there’s still plenty of death and destruction and monsters, but the main characters seemed to remain safe for the most part. Well, this third book in the four book series has … More Some Ghosts Live Inside Your Head // Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray

The Arts Help Protagonists Cope With Plenty of Drama // Mini-Reviews

Noteworthy (Riley Redgate) | Goodreads | 4.5 stars I mainly picked this up because it looked like it had an interesting concept that could go horribly wrong or wonderfully right; luckily, I think it was the latter. The main character is a girl who goes to a performance arts school who is always passed over … More The Arts Help Protagonists Cope With Plenty of Drama // Mini-Reviews

Change Can Be Scary and Wonderful All at Once // Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

This series is an odd one for me – I love it, and whenever I’m reading the books, I love them, but when I’m not reading them, I worry that my opinion is wrong or has changed. What if I don’t like it anymore? That was definitely a worry coming into this third and final … More Change Can Be Scary and Wonderful All at Once // Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

Girls Can Do Anything, Including Kill and Be Competent Nannies // Mini-Reviews

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud (Anne Helen Petersen) | Goodreads | 4.5 stars 2017 hasn’t been a great year, but it’s been a nice year for deep conversations about different topics such as gender and other things that intersect with gender, such as race and sexuality. Buzzfeed has actually been a nice source for … More Girls Can Do Anything, Including Kill and Be Competent Nannies // Mini-Reviews

Sisters Bound By Blood // One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

I’m not a big fantasy person, but I am a big “stories about girls and sisters” kind of person, so even a high fantasy series like Three Dark Crowns can be appealing to me. I read the first book as an eARC last year and enjoyed it despite how many new characters, locations, and archaic … More Sisters Bound By Blood // One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

I Am a Horrible Reviewer But Sometimes I Do Actually Review // Mini-Reviews

How to Keep a Boy From Kissing You (Tara Eglington) | Goodreads | 4.5 stars This was such a delightful surprise! It looked like fluffy fun coming in, but it still exceeded my expectations. There was a lot more friendship awesomeness in this book, for example. Protagonist Aurora has a tight-knit group of friends which … More I Am a Horrible Reviewer But Sometimes I Do Actually Review // Mini-Reviews