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REVIEW – Kate in Waiting

I think everyone has at one point read a book and thought to themselves “wow, that character and I have a lot of things in common”. I’ve definitely thought that a couple of times – but never have I related to a character more than to Kate Garfield in Becky Albertalli’s newest novel Kate in…

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Quarterly Wrap-Up #1

I’ve been trying to concentrate more on reading books I’m interested in and to pick up a book whenever I want to instead of pushing myself to read 24/7, so I’d like to say I don’t really care about numbers, but I personally love taking a closer look at my reading statistics. I won’t be…

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REVIEW – Gilded Serpent

Were you ever so caught up in a plot that you started screaming at the characters in a book? Well, I ended up yelling “NO!” when I reached the last page of Gilded Serpent because I couldn’t believe that it was over. The third book in the action-packed and heart-wrenching Dark Shores series definitely kept…

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INTERVIEW with Ashaye Brown

I had the chance to interview debut author Ashaye Brown, whose YA fantasy Dream Country releases on April 27th. We got to chat about her writing, her dreams and more! Hi, Ashaye! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview with me! Could you tell me and the readers a bit…

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How Pre-Orders Can Help Books Succeed

It’s not a secret that most marginalized authors struggle to get their books not only published but afterwards also promoted to reach wider audiences because the people in charge tell them that not enough readers want books about LGBTQ+, BIPOC, disabled, religious characters and so on. Publishers are companies – and they are usually very…

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REVIEW – Firekeeper’s Daughter

Thank you to Rock the Boat and NetGalley for providing an eARC. What a powerful and thought-provoking read! It has been years since I last read a YA thriller but I really enjoyed this. Synopsis: (from the publisher)In Firekeeper’s Daughter, debut author Angeline Boulley crafts a groundbreaking YA thriller about a Native teen who must root…

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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m a German book lover and audiobook addict. My goal is to diversify my book shelves and to spread positivity and kindness.



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