Mini Reviews: Recent Reads, part II // Mean Girls in Shakespearean, tea dragons, and boy next door

William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls by Ian Doescher e-ARC, 176 pages Published April 23rd 2019 by Quirk Books ✰✰✰✰ Power struggles. Bitter rivalries. Jealousy. Betrayals. Star-crossed lovers. When you consider all these plot points, it’s pretty surprising William Shakespeare didn’t write Mean Girls. But now fans can treat themselves to the epic drama–and heroic hilarity–of the […]

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Double Review: The Stonewall Riots by Gayle E. Pitman and The Assassin Game by Kristy McKay

The Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets by Gayle E. Pitman E-book, 224 pages Expected publication: May 14th 2019 by Abrams Books for Young Readers ✰✰✰✰ This book is about the Stonewall Riots, a series of spontaneous, often violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBTQ+) community in reaction to a police raid that […]

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Love & Other Curses by Michael Thomas Ford // Full of sassy grandmas and drag queens, but also important discussions.

Love & Other Curses by Michael Thomas Ford ebook, 352 pages Published April 9th 2019 by HarperTeen ✰✰✰✰ The Weyward family has been haunted by a curse for generations—if a Weyward falls in love before their seventeenth birthday, the person they love dies. Sam doesn’t plan to fall for anyone in the nine weeks before his […]

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince Holly Black E-book, 384 pages Published January 2nd 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers ✰✰✰✰ Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than […]

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The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand // Because every Scrooge deserves a second chance…

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand E-book, 416 pages Published October 24th, 2017 by Harper Teen ✰✰✰✰ On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways. She didn’t. And then she died. […]

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A great introduction to Shakespeare // A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories by Angela McAllister and Alice Lindstorm

A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories by Angela McAllister and Alice Lindstorm E-arc, 128 pages Published September 6th, 2018 by Lincoln Children’s Books ✰✰✰✰ Step on to a stage full of stories with this beautiful anthology of 12 stories from Shakespeare. Featuring much-loved classics such as The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, […]

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Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli // (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli E-book, 199 pages Published 2015 by HarperCollins ✰✰✰✰ Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is […]

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Sea Witch by Sarah Henning // Not what I expected, but it hits all the right feelings

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning E-arc, 368 pages Published July 31st, 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books ✰✰✰✰ Everyone knows what happens in the end. A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss. But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends. One feared, one royal, and one already dead. ~~~~~~~~~~ Ever since her best […]

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