Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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The streets of Ketterdam are bustling with international trade, and a new drug has been introduced onto the streets— jurda parem, capable of heightening any Grisha’s powers beyond their control.

Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker is offered the chance to orchestrate the heist of a lifetime: find the scientist who created jurda parem and Kaz will be rich beyond his wildest dreams. Together with his chief spy, The Wraith, he puts together a team of Ketterdam’s most notorious criminals: a Fjerdan convict out for revenge; a Heartrender soldier with a complicated past; a sharp shooter with a gambling problem; and a runaway with a penchant for bomb-making. Together, they will take on one of the greatest heists in history…or die trying.

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Review: Mazarine by Cece Louise

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*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Mazarine is third book in The Forest Tales series and the companion to Desperate Forest and The Jabberwocky Princess.

Darius, the former King of the Kingdom of Marcsnovia, has spent three years as prisoner on a fishing ship. Ever since Jay and Roselynn sentenced Darius, he’s been all alone in the world and paying for killing his father. When a storm hits the ship one night, Darius sees it as his on opportunity to escape. Except, the sea has other plans.

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Book vs TV Show: Tiny Pretty Things

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Warning: Spoilers if you haven’t read the book series or watched the TV show. 

Late last year, Tiny Pretty Things released on Netflix. We had to watch it as soon as we saw the trailer. How could we resist a dark mystery set at a hyper-competitive ballet school? 

The book by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton was published in May 2015. We read the book recently and couldn’t wait to compare it to the show. 

While the show has not been renewed yet for a season 2, we hope it gets one. After all, the book has a sequel titled Shiny Broken Pieces. We’re excited to see what happens next in both the book and TV show. 

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Review: The Lucky List by Rachael Lippincott

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*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Emily Carter used to be lucky. Three years ago her life changed and she felt like her luck ran out. Now, most of her friends aren’t speaking to her, her dad is selling the house and her summer will be nothing but boring.

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Get to Know the Fantasy Reader Tag

Today we’re participating in the Get to Know the Fantasy Reader Book Tag. We were tagged by Anna’s Book Nook and we’re so excited to participate!

The Rules

  • Make sure to give credit to the original creator of this tag- Bree Hill
  • If you want to, ping back to the post you first saw this tag on
  • Have fun!
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June 2021 Book Club: Silence of Bones by June Hur

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The Book

Silence of Bones released April 21, 2020.

Why did we pick this book?

Silence of Bones has been on our TBR for over a year. We hadn’t read a YA historical fiction in a while and thought June was the perfect time for this book…since it’s the author’s name. Bad pun, we know! Email us at imallbookedupya@gmail.com to join us Sunday June 20th for book club!

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Review: Made in Korea by Sarah Suk

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*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*

High school senior Valerie Kwon runs K&C K-BEAUTY, her school’s number one student-run business, with her cousin Charlie. Valerie’s goal is to save enough money to take her beloved halmeoni to Paris (and maybe show her mother that she’s worth as much as her successful older sister). But when Wes Jung arrives at school and begins selling K-BEAUTY products of his own, Valerie’s business is threatened. Little does she know that Wes is desperate for the money himself— he wants to pursue music in college and his parents disapprove. So when their businesses overlap and customers are at stake, the two make a bet: whoever earns the most profits by Prom keeps the entire pot. What’s better than a little healthy competition to turn these competitors into maybe something more?

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A Book Lover’s Guide to Boston, Massachusetts

Last year we did a post on A Book Lover’s Guide to Lisbon, Portugal. This time we covered Boston, Massachusetts. Have you been to any of the locations we mention? Let us know in the comments.

All pictures used in the post belong to us!

1. The Coop

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The Coop is a bookstore in Harvard Square. While technically in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it’s easily accessible from Boston’s red line. The Coop has four levels of books on every subject and a lot of Harvard merchandise. 

One of the best things about the Coop is all the tables spread out. It’s a nice place to relax with a book. The Coop has been around since 1872 and it’s not to be missed if you’re heading to Harvard’s campus! 

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Review: The Wicked King by Holly Black

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Picking up a few months after The Cruel Prince left off, Jude Duarte is adjusting to her new life and role in the place. Ever since she betrayed Cardan Greenbriar, he keeps her at arm’s length. To top it all off, Jude and Taryn’s relationship remains tense and Madoc is angry that the girl he raised outsmarted him for the crown. 

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Book Review: Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard

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We had so much fun reading Realm Breaker with our book club. Below you’ll see some of our discussion questions and how everyone responded.

Book Summary

Corayne an-Amarat has one job: to save the Ward. Growing up with a pirate mother and an absent father, Corayne never thought she was special. When two strangers show up at her house to convince her to accompany them on a journey, she finally gets a taste of excitement.

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