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THIS DARKNESS MINE BY MINDY McGINNIS - BOOK REVIEW

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While I've read and loved many of McGinnis's books, there have been a few misses for me personally along the way. I was really excited to read this book and despite the lower rating it has, I really enjoyed it and I'm glad I gave it a shot!

THE MEMORY BOOK BY LARA AVERY - BOOK REVIEW

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When I picked this book up, I was a little bit worried it would become another The One Memory of Flora Banks situation where the whole memory loss thing becomes a weird plot point. I was, however, really pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this book!

SHE REGRETS NOTHING BY ANDREA DUNLOP - BOOK REVIEW

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This book was nothing like I expected it was going to be. I had a vague understanding of the synopsis and was expecting a great family story and an adorable romance. What I got was similar to that but in a version so cynically realistic, which I wasn't really expecting.

BALLARDVALE BLUES BY RACHEL VEZNAIAN - BOOK REVIEW

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I've always been a sucker for a good coming of age story, and a coming of age story for a group of friends in their twenties, sign me up! While I was super excited about this book, I think my expectations were just a bit too high.

BROKEN BEAUTIFUL HEARTS BY KAMI GARCIA - BOOK REVIEW

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I've only read one other book by Garcia and I really loved it, so I had high hopes for this one! While I still enjoyed this book, I think that my expectations just may have been a bit too high.

YOUR ONE & ONLY BY ADRIANNE FINLAY - BOOK REVIEW

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This book sounded like nothing I had really ever read before and I was really intrigued by it. For the most part, I liked it - but there were times when I wasn't sure why something was happening.

THE WAY I USED TO BE BY AMBER SMITH - BOOK REVIEW

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I knew this book was going to be hard - you don't go into a book about sexual assault thinking it's going to be sunshine and rainbows - but I didn't think it was going to be this hard. I can count on one hand the number of books I've read in my lifetime that have moved me to tears, and this book is now one of them.

THE SHADOW QUEEN BY C.J. REDWINE - BOOK REVIEW

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I find these days retellings are the new big thing, but aside from Marissa Meyer's books, I haven't really been wowed by them. I was hoping that Redwine's take would do it for me, and while I think this is a good book, I don't know if I would say it's a great retelling.

POINTE, CLAW BY AMBER J. KEYSER - BOOK REVIEW

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I was a little nervous going into this book because it seemed to have very polarizing reviews. However, I was immediately drawn in by the seductive and intoxicating writing style and storyline - in fact, I don't think I've ever felt like that about a book before.

EMANCIPATED BY M.G. REYES - BOOK REVIEW

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I really wanted to love this book because it sounded really interesting - I don't believe I've read a book dealing with emancipated minors before, so I was really looking forward to that aspect. However, I just couldn't get past the jumpy narrator with 7 POVs and a bunch of irritating teenagers, and ultimately, I did not finish this one.

GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE BY ANDREW SMITH - BOOK REVIEW

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You know when you read a book and you aren't really sure what is happening or why but you're just along for the ride and it's great? That was this book for me. I'd be willing to bet that there is some deeper message here, but at face value, this is a hilarious and just all-around good book.