Review: Everything Leads to You – Nina LaCour

After promising her brother she would do something epic with his apartment while he was away, Emi finds a letter meant for the daughter of a Hollywood Icon named Clyde Jones. Except, Clyde is known for having no descendants, and never marrying. Emi and her best friend Charlotte decide to find this daughter, which leads them on a hunt all over Los Angeles.


Why this book?: The January book of the month for the Keep It Diverse book club!

 

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The Great Gatsby: A Rant™ by an Indignant High Schooler

While this is a review, I decided to do this one differently. So sit back, and relax as I tear this book to pieces.

Full story: Being in American Literature (my school’s version of Advanced Lit for Juniors), we have to read four novels during the year. Into the Wild was the first, Their Eyes Were Watching Godand then The Great Gatsby. The one we read next is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

We are required to read these books, and write a in-depth essay on them. This isn’t my essay, but here’s my true feelings on the book as a whole, along with quoted evidence and reasons for my utter hatred for this “American Classic”.

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Review: The Seafarer’s Kiss – Julia Ember

After saving Ragna, a shield maiden and demigod, from dying on an ice shelf, Ersel believes that maybe she could escape her doomed fate after all. But when her former friend Havamal catches them together, Ersel cuts a deal with the Loki, the God of Lies, in hopes of escaping back to her forbidden love.


Why this book?: Norse, Bisexual F/F retelling of the Little Mermaid, written by one of my favorite people?? HOW COULD I SAY NO???

I would like to thank Loki for using their magic to grant me this ARC.

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Review: Girl Out of Water – Laura Silverman

Anise has lived in Santa Cruz her whole life. So when her aunt gets in a car accident, and Anise and her father need to fly out to Nebraska to take care of her cousins while her aunt recovers, Anise is a little more than out of place. While at the park with her cousins, she meets a one-armed, charismatic, skateboarder named Lincoln.


Why this book?: I follow Laura Silverman on twitter, and heard only amazing things. So when someone on twitter offered to send me their ARC, I accepted as fast as humanly possible.

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Review: Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) – Seanan McGuire

Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children takes in those children that have fallen into new worlds, and only want to go back. When Nancy show’s back up from her Underworld, a student is brutally murdered–and Nancy is suspected.


Why this book?: I had heard about the asexual representation in this book. I was also looking for a magical realism book that would catch my attention.

 

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