Review #201 // Small Spaces – Katherine Arden


Ollie loves to read books, so much so that when she sees someone about to throw one into a nearby creek, she does what she thinks it right and steals it. Reading the book leads Ollie into the world of the Smiling Man and his deals–but can Ollie and her classmates survive?

Why this book?: I heard about it through a booktube channel (Chelseadolling Reads, I think?), and it sounded like something I’d love. I was a bit iffy, because I wasn’t a fan of Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale, but I was willing to give her a second chance for some MG spooks.

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Review #200 // City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake #1) – Victoria Schwab

City of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake, #1)Cassidy Blake’s parents are the famous Inspectres, authors known for their books on ghosts. They don’t actually know if ghosts exist (her mom hopes), but Cassidy does–she can see them, and her best friend Jacob is one. With the Inspectres getting a TV show, Cass realizes that she’s going to be experiencing more ghosts this summer than what she banked on.

Why this book?: I really enjoy V.E./Victoria Schwab’s writing, so I was excited to pick this one up. Also I love ghost stories. Being a middle grade ghost story is right up my alley.

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Review #199 // Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park #1) – Michael Crichton

Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park, #1)

After finding a way to clone dinosaur DNA, John Hammond decides to create a park where people can witness these living fossils. For a price. Everything seems to be going fine, with minimal incidents … until something goes very, very wrong.

Why this book?: It’s been on my TBR for the longest time, mainly because I’m a huge fan of the movie. I finally found it in myself to read this book when I made a Down the TBR Hole where it was featured. If it was landing itself on one of those posts, then I needed to get reading.

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Review #195 // Undead Girl Gang – Lily Anderson

Undead Girl Gang

Mila’s best friend Riley just killed herself. Or, at least, that’s what the police are saying. Mila knows that Riley wouldn’t kill herself, so she believes what could be the only answer: she was murdered. Being Wiccan, Mila resorts to something she never thought of before–necromancy. But when she finally resurrects her best friend, she finds her magic harder to control than she was expecting.

Why this book?: I heard it was queer, and had fat Mexican rep.

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Review #191 // To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1) – Jenny Han

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)

Lara Jean writes love letters to fall out of love. When her five letters are mysteriously sent after her older sister moves to college, Lara Jean has to awkwardly deal with the aftermath.

Why this book?: I’ve joined The Book Bound Society this month, and this was their BOTM! Also, everyone won’t stop talking about the Netflix movie.

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