Review #107 // The Teacher (Penny Green Short Mystery #1) – Emily Organ

The Teacher: Penny Green Short Mystery 1

While investigating a story on an escaped elephant that went through a school’s garden, Penny Green meets a young teacher–who dies the day that they’re supposed to meet to speak of the teacher’s deceased sister, who died weeks before.


Why this story?: I kinda feel in love with the atmosphere of the original series, Penny Green, and was looking forward to the mystery.

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Review #102 // How to Read Literature Like a Professor – Thomas C. Foster

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines

How to Read Literature is meant to help direct people in seeing the deeper meanings behind a text. This advice comes from someone who understands the best: an English professor.


Why this book?: Summer reading for AP Literature next year.

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Review #91 // Walking on Knives – Maya Chhabra

Walking on KnivesThe Little Mermaid makes a bargain with the sea-witch, in which she loses her voice and must walk through eternal pain, in order to have a life with the Prince she loves.


Why this book?: I had heard of it before seeing it on NetGalley, and remembered hearing about it being an F/F retelling. The premise reminded me so much of The Seafarer’s Kiss, that I requested the e-ARC and jumped straight into this tale.

I would like to thank the people at Less Than Three Press for allowing me to have an ARC of this book via NetGalley.

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Review #84 // Being Jazz: My Life as a Transgender Teen – Jazz Jennings

Jazz knew she was a girl very early in her life, and after being allowed to publicly transition, began her campaign of spreading trans-awareness by speaking out on her Youtube channel, going to conventions, and doing interviews.


Why this book?: We were doing book club discussions in my sociology class, and luckily there was a LGBT group. I got in it, and voted to read this one.

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Review #82 // Never Now Always – Desirina Boskovich

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Lolo has always had problems with her memory, as far as she can remember. After writing down everything that she dreams of and remembers, Lolo becomes determined to get back to the life she only vaguely remembers.


Why this book?: I was offered an eARC and decided I needed something new and different. It also sounded interesting.

I would like to thank Scott Gable at Broken Eye Books for providing the eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Review: Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1) – Morgan Rhodes

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In Falling Kingdoms, four teens become important as war breaks out across all three countries of Mytica. The missing magic is supposedly draining from their world, and only one can restore it.


Why this book?: I’ve heard a lot about this series, especially from a friend who prompted me to read this in return for her to read The Abyss Surrounds Us. Also was intrigued in it being described as the “Game of Thrones for YA”!

 

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