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Katiedabookworm

Joined July 2016

Mediocre reviews that come every 6 months!
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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I‘m glad I read this book. I really enjoyed how happy it was, and I really liked how the characters were diverse in many ways. This book is something to read when you need a break from intense plot lines and depressing stories, and just want a story with well written characters and a plot line that leaves you smiling after you‘ve read it. Would recommend!

jessinikkip Wonderful! This book sounds so good. I get a chance to go to thr library tomorrow. They dont have it but i hope they can get it 2w
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I'll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson
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Oh my god. I hadn‘t read a book in a really long time before this, but I couldn‘t seem to put this one down. The characters are so unique and real, and the story has the perfect amount of foreshadowing to where you feel satisfied when the twists were revealed. I absolutely loved this book, and it was really refreshing to be part of their world for a little bit.

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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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Oh my god this book. I knew I‘d love it because of Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, but I had no idea I‘d love it this much. It was so easy to read , and the author‘s writing was so seamless I forgot two different people were writing it. The characters were so well done and lifelike, and you could really feel what Arthur and Ben felt. Overall, this book is absolutely beautiful and I really enjoyed it.

BooknerdsLife Couldn't agree with you more! 8mo
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This book was excellent. It was wonderfully written, had excellent visuals, realistic characters, but then again that‘s not out of the ordinary for any book in this series. It was wonderful to read, and had the best ending I ever could‘ve hoped for. There is absolutely no downside to this book, and it was an excellent way to finish an excellent series.

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White Rabbit | Caleb Roehrig
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Holy crap. I started this book this morning and finished it within the span of a few hours. The plot line never stopped being interesting, and the characters were unwaveringly human and multi-dimensional. This book touches on so many different topics, and if you‘re looking for something to keep you completely captivated, I can‘t recommend White Rabbit enough.

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Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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Words cannot describe how much I love this book. Any parts in Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda that could‘ve made it a more adorable book, which I didn‘t think was possible, were here. Albertalli has an amazing gift for writing insanely realistic characters and plot lines, and I couldn‘t think of a better sequel to Simon‘s story.

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This book was absolutely beautiful. While the writing was amazing, the true standout to me was the characters. They were so well developed and different to what‘s normally portrayed in books of all genres, and I truly believe that the two leads made the book as stunning as it is. The message sent is so powerful, and this book truly shows the power of a day.

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Unbroken | Laura Hillenbrand
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So. Inspiring. One of the best books I‘ve read. The amount of strength and compassion this man exhibited is absolutely awe-inspiring. One of the most powerful books I‘ve read. {I won‘t share a picture because the copy I read was abused.}

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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This book was one of the most powerful things I‘ve ever experienced. It was incredibly well written, had me laughing and crying, and overall showed a very accurate depiction of what some people in our country have to go though. I can‘t think of a single person who shouldn‘t read this.

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The Cruelty | Scott Bergstrom
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Holy. Crap. This book was so incredibly well written, everything about it was incredibly detailed, and the portrayal of the main character is so completely human that it‘s astounding. Bergstrom wrote an amazingly accurate depiction of a woman, and honestly, I‘m going to read the next book by him as soon as I possibly can.

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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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This book was absolutely beautiful. The way it was eloquently written only added to the heartbreaking story that was being told, and I can‘t help but be in awe of how this book was incredibly realistic and completely not at the same time. One of the best books having to deal with hardships, and most assuredly the biggest tear-jerker I‘ve read since ‘We Are Okay.‘

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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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At first, I thought this book was going to be stereotypical with stereotypical characters and a cliched ending. As the book went on, all the characters were revealed to have an amazing depth to them, and the story having a lot of twists and turns. I didn‘t see the ending coming until towards the end, and overall I really loved this book, mostly for the characters.

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Oh my lord this book made me experience so many emotions. It was so incredibly well written, and made me laugh and cry and feel so unbelievably angry and happy. Every character has a chance to shine, and the ending is literally soul-crushing. I can‘t wait to read the next book when it comes out in two years!

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Of Mice and Men | Steinbeck
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Holy crap this book was depressing. It was beautifully described, and the characters had a surprising amount of depth for how short it was, but I‘d say don‘t read this is you don‘t want to be depressed. I can‘t see another way he could e ended it, but still.

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This is honestly one of the best books I‘ve ever read, more specifically one of the best older books. It was completely captivating, and the older language only added to the mystery. Add on an ending you could never see coming, and you have one of the best mysteries.

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This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
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Words can‘t really describe how much I love this book. Just like the other book I‘ve ready by her, Schwab doesn‘t set up the two protagonists at the end of the story, which ultimately adds even more to the already amazing story. The world building and character development shown through this book is amazing, and the whole story flows together in a beautiful, haunted melody. I‘ll for sure be reading more of her work.

BibliophileMomma Loved this book! 2y
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Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel | Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
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I had a feeling that I'd like this book, but I never expected I'd like it as much as I do. The idea of Night Vale is quirky and intriguing, and the execution is absolutely amazing. I loved the fact that the only non-dysfunctional couple we see is gay, that the two protagonists are female, and the only two characters that could be together ended up being siblings. Definitely going to read more of this series.

Maike You should check out their podcast, too! 😉 2y
mrozzz What @Maike said! 👆🏻 2y
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This has become one of my favorite books. It's freaking adorable characters, it's writing that's somehow meaningful and humorous at the same time, and just everything in general adds up to make this gift of a novel. I can't wait to read her other book, and I think that everybody should read this book.

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The Love Interest | Cale Dietrich
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I was a bit skeptical of this book after reading all the reviews of it on here, but quite honestly, this book is not bad at all. The only complaint is that towards the climax, the dialogue got a little forced, but I've definitely read worse. Otherwise, this book as well executed and fulfilling, and I had to pry myself away from it. If you're anybody aside from a critic, it's a fantastic read.

Reviewsbylola I didn't hate this at all. I thought it was pretty typical for YA and I appreciated that it tackled LGBTQ issues. I am so over YA at the moment though. 2y
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I loved this book. The world (or worlds) she created were all beautiful illustrated and incredibly different and similar at the same time. The characters were interesting, and I loved that not all of them were 100% good. I thought the story was very well done from start to finish, and the only thing I would've liked is more character development for Kell.

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We Are Okay | Nina LaCour
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This book was beautiful. The review that calls it as sad as a sad song is absolutely correct, and it feels like a memory. It's so incredibly lonely, but at the same time it isn't at all. I loved how she hardly described the characters, but described the emotions they were feeling so well it felt like you were there. This book was beautiful, and I think anybody would benefit from reading it.

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Holy crap this book. I had essentially no expectations beginning it aside from a young lord in love with his best friend, and I can definitely say this exceeded all of my expectations. This book had amazing character growth, and just amazing characters in general. Overall, this is definitely one of my new favorites.

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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I knew this book was going to be amazing, but I didn't know just how amazing. It surpassed all of my expectations in pretty much every single way, the characters were beautifully written, and I could pretty much see them in the setting like I was there. This book was absolutely amazing, and I can't wait to read the next one, and just more by Lani in general. (Final Words: Minya sucks, and this is automatically on the same level as her other books)

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Unwind | Neal Shusterman
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I really, really enjoyed this book. I loved the characters and how you very rarely knew what they were going to do, I loved the message that it sent, and I loved how the main theme wasn't the romance. Overall, this book was extremely well done and powerful, and for sure could be a stand alone book.

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This series is one of my new favorites. I love all of the characters a heckton, and the world is the best. To be critical, I think Stiefvater could've done some things better writing wise and towards the end of the plot, but overall, this series was absolutely magical and inspired me to write on countless occasions. I'll be rereading these soon for sure.

bewareofwords I love this series!! 2y
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Holy crap these books. This book was absolutely amazing, like always, and really makes me want to read the fourth one starting now. I liked how some parts were wrapped up, but some weren't. Super excited to read the fourth and final book.

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Dream Thieves | Maggie Stiefvater
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Such an amazing sequel to the first book. I loved the character development that came out of it, and also how everything came together and then fell apart at the end. I am absolutely in love with her characters, and I know for a fact I'm reading the next book starting tomorrow.

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Rick Riordan has done it again. Somehow, I think this book was even better than the first one. I love how we've got to see so much character development, and also how we got to see some old and new characters. I hope the third book is even better (if possible) and we get to see even more characters.

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The Raven Boys | Stiefvater, Maggie
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I loved this book. The characters were extremely multi-dimensional, everything was amazingly well described, and it finished off with an ending that left me feeling both satisfied and wanting to know more, which is a perfect way to end the first book in a series in my opinion. I will for sure be reading the rest of this series.

TbrandBeyond Reading this book now 😀It's great so far 2y
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The The Last of August | Brittany Cavallaro
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I really liked this book. I've always been particularly fond of unreliable narrators, and I love that this book did that toward the end. It was confusing until it wasn't, and I think Cavallaro's writing style helped make every twist and turn that much more exciting. Can't wait to read more by her!

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The Outsiders | SE Hinton
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This book was amazing. I think it perfectly captures how teens even today feel about social groups and fitting in. I think was really well done, and I can't wait to see the movie. Definitely the best in-class book I've read all year!

Crystalblu I've only ever seen the movie 🎥Guess it's time to read it! 2y
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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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I really liked this book. It was different from the other books I'd been reading at the time, but I think it was well done overall. The mystery was there for sure, and the characters really helped to add to it.

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I cried when I finished this book. It was so beautifully written, and it dealt with a lot of topics that not many people talk about, but a lot go through. I will be reading more by Ava Dellaira in the future, hopefully.

Kleonard Love your review. 2y
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I quite liked this book, even though somebody died pretty much every chapter. I liked the writing fine, and in future books I hope to see more development from Cleo especially because I though her character came off pretty juvenile, until the end that is. I'll definitely be reading the rest of this series.

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Yes. 1,000 times yes. This book was absolutely amazing, just like the first one. I would read anything with these characters, and I can only hope that Leigh Bardugo can grace us with more of her amazing writing, whether it includes these characters or not.

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The Invisible Wall | Harry Bernstein
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This book was amazing. His perspective was incredibly interesting, and I love his descriptions of his home. It was an amazing book, and I'll definitely try the rest of the series.

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Everything about this book is freaking amazing. The characters are so well written and diverse, I just wish every other book in existence would take notes.

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Gilded Cage | Vic James
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It was great toward the end, but at the beginning it wasn't my type of book. It was overall a good book, but for how much I didn't like the beginning, I would give this book a so-so. I'm looking foreword to future books by her, though, because I did enjoy the middle to end.

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I mean it could've been worse, but not really. I couldn't relate to a single character, and on top of that, all of the okay characters died. Overall it's not the kind of book I want to read, and you bet I'm not going to be reading it again.

RedFezChris The characters you like dying didn't heighten the tragedy for you? 2y
TheJohn Hated it. 2y
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Absolutely beautiful. I feel like this is one of the books where she could've been describing a pineapple and I would've loved it. It's written so well and the imagery is stunning, and there were twists and turns I didn't even see coming. It was truly luxurious.

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Carve the Mark | Veronica Roth
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Finished it just in time. I really enjoyed this book, it was different than divergent, and in my opinion written better. I also liked that one of the main themes was family love versus romantic love, (even though there's both), and how the two characters are opposites. I definitely want to see what Veronica Roth does in the future, especially with these books. This book comes out on 1/17/17, so be sure to go get it!

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I honestly think this book is my favorite in the series so far. I love how this series has not one, but two, bad ass female protagonists. I'm absolutely in love with the style of writing, and I can't wait for future books!

Kleonard So I need to read this series next? Happy @Killerkimmie recommended them in the first place. 😉 3y
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This book is amazing, every aspect of it is proved to get better with each line. It was fast paces, but impossibly entertaining.

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Jackaby | William Ritter
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Yes. Just, yes.

Nightmare Good or no? I love Jack The Ripper so help me decide? 3y
Katiedabookworm @Nightmare I think you'd like it, it's not quite Jack the Ripper, but it's similar in a lot of ways. 3y
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I Am the Messenger | Markus Zusak
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This book is so good! It made me feel so happy when I read it, and I wish it would've never ended.

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Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy | Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman
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I thought I wasn't going to like this that much, but I really liked the stories that weren't necessarily about Simon as well as the ones that were. The ending was a bit much though, it seemed unnecessary to do that at the very end.

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This book was so amazing! I loved how diverse the characters were, and how interesting the plot was without being too much. I'm so excited for the next one, and I hope more authors start to have as much diversity as Rick Riordan!

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Empire of Storms | Sarah J Maas
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Oh my gosh this book.

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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J Maas
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Soooooo good! I love all of the characters, but I think Manon has to be my all time favorite. She's frigging awesome. (As are the rest of the characters, aside from Arobynn. He's an ass, I was so glad when he and the king died)

Kleonard Is there just one more book in the series? 3y
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Heir of Fire | Sarah J Maas
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Finally finished this book, and let me say, I'm for sure reading the rest of this series.

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