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GIVEN TO THE SEA BY MINDY McGINNIS - BOOK REVIEW

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I feel like while I enjoyed this book, I don't think I loved it as much as I wanted to, especially since I loved McGinnis's last book.

UNTIL IT FADES BY K.A. TUCKER - BOOK REVIEW + BLOG TOUR

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Going into this book, I was afraid was going to be a cheesy story about some girl falling all over a famous hockey player (as a Canadian, I chuckled to my self typing that). And to some extent, that was a very surface level theme, but this book was much deeper than that, and by no means cheesy.

LORD OF THE FLIES BY WILLIAM GOLDING - BOOK REVIEW

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This is the second time I've read this book, the first being for English class. I don't remember a lot about the symbolism and discussions we had surrounding this book, but I do remember loving it.

THE MEMORY OF LIGHT BY FRANCISCO X. STORK - BOOK REVIEW

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This book was a lot to take in. It was unapologetic and heavy in every way imaginable.

THE DEVIL YOU KNOW BY TRISH DOLLER - BOOK REVIEW

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Despite the mixed reviews I've seen with this one, this book was exactly what I was looking for right now and I devoured it!

WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI BY SANDHYA MENON - BOOK REVIEW

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This book was so cute. It was one of my most anticipated reads of the year, and I am happy to say it definitely lived up to my expectations and the hype!

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE BY J.D. SALINGER - BOOK REVIEW

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Before I go into this review, I just want to say that I thought this book and I would jive. I didn't know a lot about it, but I knew that Holden was an unlikable MC, I knew he was basically talking to a bench (still not 100% on that one), and I knew that people either loved it or hated it. With these things in mind, I had so much higher expectations.

ALL THE RAGE BY COURTNEY SUMMERS - BOOK REVIEW

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Wow, this book. I had heard some amazing things about it but I didn't really know what I was getting into. Also, this book and review include trigger warnings for rape and sexual assault, please proceed with caution.


SUICIDE NOTES FROM BEAUTIFUL GIRLS BY LYNN WEINGARTEN - BOOK REVIEW

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Well, I don't quite know what I was expecting going into this book, but it wasn't what I got.

CHAIN REACTION BY SIMONE ELKELES - BOOK REVIEW

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Well, that is the end of the Perfect Chemistry series. And I kinda feel let down, to be honest.

RULES OF ATTRACTION BY SIMONE ELKELES - BOOK REVIEW

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It's been a good minute since I read the first book in this companion series. I forgot how much I guilty-pleasure loved these books.

AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED BY KHALED HOSSEINI - BOOK REVIEW

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To complete my Hosseini mini-marathon, I picked up his latest novel. While The Kite Runner will always hold a special place in my heart, I think ATME might be a close second.

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS BY KHALED HOSSEINI - BOOK REVIEW

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Going into this book only having read Hosseini's debut novel, The Kite Runner, I kind of knew what I was getting myself into. But I don't think I properly prepared myself for this book.

WHAT WE SAW BY AARON HARTZLER - BOOK REVIEW

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Going into this book, I knew it was going to be hard. This book and review include trigger warnings for rape and sexual assault, please proceed with caution.

INTO THE WATER BY PAULA HAWKINS - BOOK REVIEW

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I was pleasantly surprised with the latest book from Hawkins, especially after the event that was The Girl on the Train.

THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO BY TAYLOR JENKINS REID - BLOG TOUR

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THE INCIDENT ON THE BRIDGE BY LAURA McNEAL - BOOK REVIEW

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BOYS OF SUMMER BY JESSICA BRODY - BOOK REVIEW

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TELL ME THREE THINGS BY JULIE BUXBAUM - BOOK REVIEW

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A FRENCH WEDDING BY HANNAH TUNNICLIFFE - BOOK REVIEW

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BE READY FOR THE LIGHTNING BY GRACE O'CONNELL - BOOK REVIEW

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THE BREAKDOWN BY B.A. PARIS - BOOK REVIEW

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OUR LITTLE SECRET BY ROZ NAY - BOOK REVIEW

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Hello everyone!

I am so excited to share my review of this book with you today, it is Our Little Secret by Roz Nay. Thanks so much to Simon and Schuster Canada for providing me with a copy of this book for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.


This story follows Angela, a woman who is brought into the police station for questioning after the disappearance of her ex, HP's wife, Saskia. During the interrogation, Angela delves back 10 years ago when she and HP first met and started dating. The story of their past develops, they fell in love, she moved to England for school and on a visit, he met Saskia, who is from Australia. The pair moves to Australia for a little bit but they soon announce their engagement and move back to the small town HP and Angela grew up in after the wedding.

As the story progressed, I didn't really know where it was heading. Angela was in for questioning, so obviously, they suspected she had something to do with Saskia's disappearan…

LIGHT OF DAY BY ALLISON VAN DIEPEN - BOOK REVIEW

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Hello everyone!

I am back with another book review, Light of Day by Allison van Diepen.


Well, I'm not sure this one was as good as the first book in the series...

This book is a companion novel to On the Edge and follows a new couple, Gabby and X. One night, after sneaking into a club, Gabby and her friend Maria narrowly escape their drugged drinks after a stranger warns them. Gabby soon finds out that the man who tried to drug them was going to kidnap them and force them into prostitution. Things pretty much go back to normal until Gabby's ex-friend Bree doesn't come home from a party one night.

Like I mentioned earlier, this novel is part of a series of companion novels, so it is set in Miami like book one and involves the Destinos gang, human trafficking rings, etc. like the first one. There are a couple of character cameos in this one which was fun to see after reading book one. I do think you have to read this series in order, though, because there are spoilers for Madd…

LAST YEAR'S MISTAKE BY GINA CIOCCA - BOOK REVIEW

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Hello everyone!

I am back with another book review, Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca.


I think I'm outgrowing YA. Or, at least, high school drama YA.

This book follows Kelsey, a senior in high school who, after moving a year ago, finally has the life she dreamed of, adoring boyfriend, Ryan, tight (do people still say tight? I feel so old after reading this book) best friend, Candy, etc. Then one day, her old best friend, David, rolls into to town and back into Kelsey's life. Cue boy drama, friend drama, etc.

I really want to stress that the way I am feeling right now, about this book, about the school setting it has, the writing, all that is not bad. I just think I'm over it. Stories set primarily in schools have never really been my favourite and I find that as I get older, even though I'm only in university, I just don't find these types of books as appealing anymore. So a lot of my negativity in this review stems from that, not the book itself.

Character-wise,…