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mskayla07

Joined April 2017

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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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This was amazing! I loved the characters and their development. The writing was amazing and the poetry throughout was so beautiful. I loved how the author incorporated the classic characters into a modern setting! This was a very incredible story!! 5/5🌟

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Soundless | Richelle Mead
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For a stand-alone fantasy that‘s quite short, this is a very unique story with enough world building and character development to enjoy! I really liked Fei and really related to her as an artist and the fantasy element was really unique. I really liked the ending! I did wish there were a sequel even if it didn‘t follow the same characters but took place in the same world but for a stand-alone this is really good!

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What We Left Behind | Robin Talley
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This was overall, a really good, amazingly written, educational story about two people who love each other. I really liked reading how Gretchen & T grow as characters and how they evolve as people. They are definitely flawed humans, as we all are, and I think other readers may view that as problematic but I don‘t. I really liked the side characters expect for Carroll who was really transphobic & Gretchen‘s friendship with him really frustrated me.

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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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Amazing!! I read it in one day and it was amazing! I loved the different plot lines and the characters were all interesting!

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Into the Forest | Jean Hegland
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Beautifully written story that‘s real, harsh and hopeful!

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Pulp | Robin Talley
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For the most part, I loved this book! 4.5/5

I loved Janet as a character and I preferred her chapters overall. I liked Abby and related her a lot at the beginning but closer to the end she was starting to act a little selfishly. Rest of my review in the comments

mskayla07 the ending about caring versus love I didn‘t agree with; I think love can come in so many different forms that you don‘t have to be in love to make life matter that Abby writes but different forms of love can make life matter and so I didn‘t like the ending. 1y
mskayla07 For some reason, Abby felt a little immature and too young but then I remembered I‘m 7 years older than her so of course she‘d seem young. Some of her actions felt a little selfish and I didn‘t care for the romantic relationship she had with Lihn. But I loved Janet and Marie even though the end revelation broke me. 1y
mskayla07 Overall this story is heartbreaking, emotional, amazing and just absolutely wonderful. I loved the mystery and historical aspects and the writing was perfect. The diversity of the characters felt so real and easy and was definitely appreciated! Definitely one of my favorite reads of 2018! 🤗 1y
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My Plain Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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2/5⭐️
The Cons:
The depiction of Rochester and suggesting countless ones he‘s “too old” for Jane
Helen was the most annoying character ever
Charlotte was annoying especially at the beginning
A character is introduced in the epilogue that i didn‘t care for at all
The last 5 or so chapters were so boring up until the epilogue

The Pros:
The depiction of Jane
The mystery/supernatural aspect
The better ending for Bertha

Rowanwax I was quite happy with Bertha‘s part in the story. Everything else was a mixed bag or outright didn‘t like. Shame. 1y
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Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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Mehso-so

I liked this overall but it wasn‘t spooky enough for me and some of the stories were very plain. But the last two stories were amazing!

mskayla07 Starsong 3.5 ⭐️
Afterbirth 3.5⭐️
The Heart in her Hands 4⭐️
Death in the Sawtooths 3⭐️
The Truth about Queenie 3⭐️
The Moonapple Menagerie 2.5⭐️
The Legend Of Stone Mary 3.75⭐️
The One Who Stayed 2⭐️
Divine Are The Stars 3⭐️
Daughters of Baba Yaga 3⭐️
The Well Witch 3.5⭐️
Beware of Girls With Crooked Mouths 2⭐️
Love Spell 3⭐️
The Gherin Girls 4⭐️
Why They Watch Us Burn 5🌟
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The retellings are so unique and wonderfully written. The writing in this is so beautiful I‘m definitely going to read more of Donoghue‘s books. And I loved how all the fairytales are connected which I did not notice until half way through. So clever. I loved this, definitely recommend for anyone! 5/5 🌟

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Grim Lovelies | Megan Shepherd
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This was a very fast paced, thrilling read! The world building was so creative and unique, I have not read anything like this before! The writing was beautiful. Anouk was a very interesting character especially at the end. I can‘t wait a whole year for the sequel 😩 But I do highly recommend this book! It‘s a great October read and perfect for introducing urban fantasy to someone who is unfamiliar with that genre. 4.5/5 🌟

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This was brilliant. Amazing, heart wrenching, and tragically beautiful story. I don‘t have words to fully describe how much I loved this book.

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Daughter of the Siren Queen | Tricia Levenseller
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This was a very fun, adventurous read!

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Sky in the Deep | Adrienne Young
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Mehso-so

This was okay. The world was interesting enough and the fight scenes were well written. But I didn‘t feel much for any of the characters except Inge and Harvald. Eelyn felt like any other female character in a ya novel. And at the end, there wasn‘t much resolution other than the obvious, easy ending.

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Little Do We Know | Tamara Ireland Stone
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This book seems rare to me. I‘ve never read a ya contemporary book that deals with religion and questioning ones beliefs. There were many parts in this book I liked, and there were some tears. But there were also things I felt were unnecessary....

mskayla07 I liked Hannah‘s growth as a character, but I felt like Emory didn‘t grow as much. I felt Hannah‘s relationship with Aaron was uncomfortable and unnecessary. All the side characters apart from Luke felt a little one-dimensional. 1y
mskayla07 I appreciated the talk about sexual assault but the resolution felt rushed and then forgotten. The fight itself between Hannah and Emory felt much more significant until i found it more details and then it fell flat. I also had trouble reading the difference in Hannah and Emory‘s chapters; they sounded a little too much the same at first. 1y
mskayla07 Overall, this is very well written and deals with important topics like finding your voice, questioning your beliefs, and friendship. This is somewhere between a 3.75 and a 4. 1y
LiteraryinLititz Thanks for this thoughtful review! 1y
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Rush Oh! | Shirley Barrett
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This was a good story. Somewhat interesting characters with a very interesting plot/setting. I really liked the writing style; it felt like the character was actually speaking to me telling me about her life. The sudden ish changes in topics were confusing sometimes but I did like the little drawings or notes she included, it added a nice personal touch to the story.

But overall, a good, well written story. The audiobook was decent.

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Rush Oh! | Shirley Barrett
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My September TBR 😊 #tbr #bookstoread

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Definitions of poetry v prose in comments. This is prose. Not poetry. That doesn‘t mean is as less value though. This book has some good prose and it could definitely be meaningful to someone else. But for me, I only liked a handful of the “poems”. It felt like the majority of this book was trying too hard to be thoughtful and empowering. Every “poem” also had the same tone and voice which made it all seem stagnant. I *almost* dnf‘d this.

mskayla07 Poetry: “literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm; poems collectively or as a genre of literature.”
Prose: “written or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure.”
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Notafraidofwords Agree. ! 1y
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the witch doesn't burn in this one | Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad
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Poems and prose full of rage, anger and hope that deal with topics like sexism, abuse, and feminism just to name a few. The whole collection is amazing!

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Wild Beauty | Anna-Marie McLemore
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4.5/5 🌟 so beautiful! I read the majority of this but I did listen to a few chapters while doing a few errands. Really good!!! I was quite surprised with how much I loved the writing and the story. There were a few tears near the end too!

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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My thoughts about this book are very hard to organize but to put them simply: I‘m quite surprised with how much I enjoyed this. I loved Jane and Rochester and overall this is an amazingly written story! The first ten chapters were solid however the story does drag a bit after that and it‘s not until half way through the entire book where things start to get more interesting. 4/5 🌟

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Average rating: 3.70/5 ⭐️ I‘m giving this a 3/5 in Goodreads only because although I did enjoy most of the stories, I wish it was more diverse with lgbt+ characters and relationships and also this book nearly put me in a reading slump :/ individual ratings for each story in the comments.

mskayla07 Short Story Ratings:
-Daughter of the Book - 4.5
-You‘re a Stranger Here - 2.75
-The Magician - 3
-Lady Firebrand - 4
-Step Right Up - 3
-Glamour - 3.75
-Better for All The World - 4.5
-When The Moonlight Isn‘t Enough - 4.5
-The Bell of the Ball - 3.5
-Land of the Sweet, Home of the Brave - 4
-The Birth Of Susie Go-Go - 3.5
-Take Me With U - 3.75
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Beauty Queens | Libba Bray
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So funny, ridiculous and feminist!!

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Everland | Wendy Spinale
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3/5⭐️This was good but it was predictable. Gwen falls for exactly who you think. Bella is jealous as expected. Lily‘s character was a bit flat & felt like she was just added to be true to the original. The only difference this was to the original was that this had steampunk elements, and took place in our world with a war going on. Hook was a very interesting villain. Pete was super annoying. Overall this was a fun read but it fell a little flat.

RaimeyGallant Nice review. 2y
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Daughter of the Pirate King | Tricia Levenseller
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This was a very fun read full of adventure, trickery, and deceit! 4/5 Stars 🌟

SumisBooks I'm reading this right now! I absolutely love it 🤘🏻😄🤘🏻 2y
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The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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I think it‘s somewhere between a 3.5 and 4 Stars
What I liked:
*the writing style
* The historical side to the story with enough fantasy elements to be familiar with the original tale.
* Evie, Nik, Annamette and Iker were all interesting characters and I liked Evie and Nik‘s relationship/friendship
* The plot twist/reveal
What I didn‘t like
* The flashbacks were a little confusing
* The ending was really really sad. Like, Unexpectedly sad.

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AMAZING!! I loved Feyre and Tamlin so much and that ending nearly wrecked me! 5/5 🌟

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Paperweight | Meg Haston
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4/5 stars

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From Twinkle, With Love | Sandhya Menon
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Mehso-so

This was cute but felt melodramatic and the character acted really young and naive. But she was also very admirably passionate and this would be a good book for teen girls.

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Alice in Wonderland | Walt Disney
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Book Haul from Powell‘s City of Books ☺️📚

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Mehso-so

This was okay; I loved the plot but there were too many POVs and i didn‘t care for any of the characters expect Kaz and Inej and there was also too much backstory. But I love the Grisha world so I gave this 3/5 stars ⭐️

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Girl Made of Stars | Ashley Herring Blake
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Amazing! So important and honest and sad but also a little hopeful. 5/5 🌟

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Mehso-so

2.5/5 I liked parts of this mainly Evie‘s POV from when she‘s older. For the most part this was predictable,and the main character was frustrating at times. But it does have interesting plot and setting.

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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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5/5🌟 I absolutely loved this series! It‘s so quick to read and there‘s so much action and everything is resolved perfectly! I loved almost all the characters and Mal even grew on me eventually 😆 definitely one of my favorite fantasy series ever!

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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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4/5 loved this! Very well written and so creepy! Beautiful at times too. It was a very fun and unique story.

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This was a very fun read! I enjoyed all the stories and is definitely a great way to discover new lgbt+ authors. There are some overlapping themes in some of the stories: new year, witches, and wilderness but they‘re all done very differently! This is a very important collection of stories & as a whole, is beautiful and amazing!

Favorites:
Burnt Umber
New Year
Molly‘s Lips
Every Shade of Red
The Girl With The Blue Lantern
Walking After Midnight

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Loved this! I can‘t wait to read the sequel!

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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5/5 🌟

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Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life | Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Pierce Bush
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4/5 ⭐️

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The 101 Dalmatians | Dodie Smith
Mehso-so

This was cute but it dragged on for way too long.

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Loved this! The audiobook was amazing and so fun to listen to!

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Caraval | Garber
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I really enjoyed this! It was very fun and mysterious although it took me a while to like the main character I did love the sister relationship!

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This was a very interesting and easy read!

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Look how cute these bookends are 😍🦉

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Into the Forest | Jean Hegland
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Christmas #bookhaul 📚🎄😊

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Our Dark Duet | V. E. Schwab
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Oh my god amazing 😭😭

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3.75? I liked this a lot but was confused at the end

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I Hate Everyone But You | Gaby Dunn, Allison Raskin
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2/5 stars
-Both girls were terribly sexist towards sororities
-UNDERAGE DRINKING IS NOT COOL
-the drugs? Gen uses drugs and they never talk about it
-they were both too young for me to relate to
-Gen expected Ava to know things about the queer community and what not to ask or say and not give her the chance to learn. Accept that Ava is ignorant and just educate her nicely
-It seemed as if Gen didn‘t care for Ava at all

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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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4.5/5

-I loved the writing style and the dialogue between the characters

-I love the descriptiveness of the world; reads very easily and almost certainly illustrates wonderland

-I didn‘t like how Catherine shares a lot of similarities to Alice from the classic; she almost feels like she is Alice

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The Hearts We Sold | Emily Lloyd-Jones
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“A life is not diminished by the fact that it wasn‘t romantic or short-lived.”

This was amazing. I loved Dee. She was amazing and relatable and one of the best main characters ever. I loved the character development of James; at first I thought he was a little pretentious but I loved how he grew as a person. I loved the female friendships between Dee, Gremma and Riley!

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mskayla07 Finally an actual female friendship! It‘s been very lackluster in the books I‘ve read and I‘m so glad this book had it. I loved the writing and the setting. Portland was an amazing choice to have has the setting for this story. I absolutely loved everything about this story. It made me cry, it made me feel things a book has not made me feel in a long time. 5/5 ⭐️ 2y
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