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I never really got into Young Adult fiction. I skipped straight from The Baby-Sitter’s Club to John Steinbeck when my dad bought me The Pearl when I was like 10. Ain’t nobody got time for YA fiction (unless the title happens to be Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). So this summer, when one of my friends lent me The Selection, City of Bones, and Graceling, I… Continue reading Graceling


The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Libby and I both read City of Bones and have very different feelings towards the series, so we staged a debate in which we discussed quidditch, fanfiction, and The Mortal Instruments series.  Allie: Are you ready? Libby: Yeah. I’m envisioning this like one of those Buzzfeed posts. Allie: Wait, can I tell you a story? [5 minute digression… Continue reading The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

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The Penderwicks

Something traumatic happened this past week: I turned twenty. As I leave my childhood and my teenager-hood behind and prepare to enter the world of true adulthood (I’ve recently been to a leasing agent and had my application approved for my first apartment. I’m moving on up in the world, y’all), I’ve been taking the… Continue reading The Penderwicks


Fairy Tales

Big announcement! It’s my best friend (and co-owner of this book blog) Libby’s birthday. She has officially abandoned me in teenagehood to become the same age as Harry Styles. Happy 20th birthday, Libby! Now, on to important book business. Confession: I love fairy tales and princesses. I can’t help it. Disney movies are my kryptonite. iTunes says Ever… Continue reading Fairy Tales

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The Maze Runner & Unwind

Here’s an unsolicited piece of advice from your friendly neighborhood book blogger: don’t waste your time reading The Mazer Runner. Read Unwind instead. Okay. If I’m going to be real with you, I would recommend Unwind over almost any YA series ever. But since The Maze Runner is super popular right now because of Dylan O’Brien’s beautiful face, it seemed like… Continue reading The Maze Runner & Unwind