Shadow and Bone: Book vs. TV Show

At this point I’m pretty sure everyone in the bookish community has heard the words Shadow and Bone. Based on the super popular YA fantasy book series by the same name, the new Netflix show feels like it’s all anyone can talk about. So, of course, I decided I had to check it out.

And, I was honestly really excited? I hadn’t watched a good fantasy series in a while and Netflix usually does a surprisingly good job at their book-to-screen adaptations (see my The Haunting of Hill House: Book vs. TV show post for example). My partner on the other hand, was super hesitant. But I begged and she relented and we finally sat down to watch it. And we were both pleasantly surprised by how much we got into it!

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Love Is a Revolution: ARC Book Review

I really appreciated how Love is a Revolution is a YA novel written for a YA audience. Nowadays YA encompasses such a broad range of maturity levels. So, sometimes I’ll read a YA book and it’ll includes some seriously adult-like problems/contexts, and have wonder if I would actually recommend it to a young teen to read.

You can tell Watson wrote this story with a teen audience in mind. Meaning that it may not be the most mature, nuanced book, but nor does it boast to be. The characters in Love is a Revolution feel real, are realistically flawed, and read like actual teenagers. This is the sort of book I would highly recommend to young teens, as I can easily believe they’d feel themselves represented in its pages. And its main message: to love yourself and be true to you, is a one I think a lot of teens could benefit from hearing repeated.

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April 2021: Monthly Wrap-Up

Is it just me, or is it hard to believe it’s already May?!

As I alluded to before, April was a hectic month for me, to say the least. Between two jobs ending and my coursework finishing up for my (last and final!) semester, I wound up spending the majority of my time either working, stressed about work, or thinking about being stressed about work. 😪

Nevertheless! This is a very ✨ happy ✨ post, because…

I managed to complete it ALL! 🎉

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Kate in Waiting: Blog Tour & Book Review

I’m so excited to share my review of Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli with all of you – I had so much fun reading this book!

As someone who spent the better part of her high school career as a certifiable musical theatre geek, this book felt so nostalgic to me, in the best way. There’s just something so magical about putting on a high school musical, and Albertalli really captured that feeling in this novel. It made me long for my old musical days. ❤️

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The Falling in Love Montage: Book Review

This book utterly destroyed me. I’m talking wave after wave of emotion. Not to be dramatic, but I don’t think I’ll ever get over it. You know that first time you read a book and you just know it’s going to be one of your favourites for ever and ever and you’ll definitely read it over and over again and feel the exact same way? Yeah, that was this book for me.

The Falling in Love Montage is everything I’ve ever wanted in a book: a cute – sapphic! – romance, strong family themes, and a coming-of-age story. The main character, Saoirse, is such a treat. I really appreciated that even though throughout the story she’s figuring a lot of things out, one thing that she never questions is her sexuality. (I am so sick of that trope in queer romances.) She’s sassy, quirky and incredibly relatable. It’s impossible not to feel something while reading her story, and I for one was obsessed with her voice. SO fun and heartfelt all at the same time.

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