Aurora Rising: Cybils Finalist

This is a CYBILS Finalist for Young Adult Speculative Fiction The year is 2380 and the world is a lot bigger than just earth. The graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are going on their first mission. One group, however, isn't necessarily the A team even though its captain is the best in the class. Due... Continue Reading →

Daughter of the Pirate King

I listened to this book, and I don't normally do that. I think that might have had some influence on my thoughts on this book. I didn't have as much agency over the tone, pacing, or even the accent of the characters. THREE STARS I like the concept of this book. I like the characters.... Continue Reading →

When I was Puerto Rican

I've never reviewed a memoir before. Honestly, I've never read a whole memoir before. This was a fun and new experience for me, which I believe is the purpose of this book. I'm looking into reading Esmeralda Santiago's next memoir. The memoir is about Santiago's experience growing up in Puerto Rico with her siblings and... Continue Reading →

CYBILS Panelist!

I'm a round 1 CYBILS panelist for young adult speculative fiction! I am so excited and honored to be selected to be a part of the team that will help decide award-winning books! I'm gonna be reading like CRAZY and I couldn't be more thrilled about it. You can actually nominate books to be read... Continue Reading →

My Star Rating Explained

I've never explained my rating system for my blog, and I thought now would be a good time to give an insight into how I rate books. Different bloggers and retailers have their own rating system. I partly adopted the Goodreads system. I should also point out that, if you haven't already noticed, I only... Continue Reading →

Tall Girl: a BIG disappointment

My roommates and I religiously watch Netflix movies. We have seen some amazing ones, and we've seen some atrocities. It's really a toss-up, but usually, the good ones are based on books. HOWEVER, The Kissing Booth is based on a book and that was one of the worst movies I've ever seen. You can read... Continue Reading →

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